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  • Big Green’s environmental impacts

    04/24/2014 1:18:19 PM PDT · by kingattax
    NetRightDaily ^ | 04.23.2014 | By Rick Manning
    The environmental orgy known as Earth Day has come and gone. Disney opened their annual Earth Day movie homage, Pinterest made available a slew of Earth Day activities for kids, and public and private schools have had their requisite ceremonies. In all the celebration, the one thing that is seemingly never asked is whether or not environmentalist policies by the government are actually helping the environment? Wind energy is just one example. The United States government has provided billions of dollars of subsidies to the wind industry over the past twenty years, subsidies that have not yet been renewed in...
  • White House Disputes Report on Keystone XL Decision (Official line: Nobody knows how O will decide)

    04/24/2014 12:38:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/24/2014 | Jason Plautz
    The White House is pushing back against a Rolling Stone magazine story that cites two "high-level" Obama administration sources saying President Obama intends to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. "Nobody who knows POTUS' thinking on Keystone is talking and nobody who is talking knows," White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said on Twitter Wednesday evening. In the Rolling Stone story published online Wednesday, veteran climate writer Jeff Goodell writes that the unnamed administration sources told him Obama has "all but decided to deny the permit for the pipeline," although the piece notes "no final decision has been made." Later, the story...
  • Study links California drought to global warming

    04/24/2014 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2014 2:02 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    A new study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for the recent harsh winter. […] The new study blames an unusual combination of a strong Western high pressure ridge and deep Great Lakes low pressure trough. And it says that is linked to a recently found precursor to El Nińo, the world-weather changing phenomenon. And that precursor itself seems amplified by a build-up of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. …
  • Years of Living Hypocritically: Five Alarmist Celebs and Their Double Standards

    04/23/2014 11:32:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    News Busters ^ | 4-22-14 | Sean Long
    They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities’ lifestyles are far from an environmentalist’s dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly promote. Showtime’s new climate change series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” premiered April 13, 2014, slightly more than a week before Earth Day 2014. It relies on several wealthy, Hollywood celebrities to spread fear about climate change. While these actors and directors talk a lot about reducing carbon footprints and saving the world, they haven’t given up their own enormous mansions and private jets. Director James Cameron, former Governor Arnold...
  • EPA Acknowledges Ethanol Damages Engines

    04/23/2014 6:20:29 AM PDT · by thackney · 78 replies
    Motorcycle USA ^ | April 21, 2014 | American Motorcyclist Association
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has publicly acknowledged that ethanol in gasoline can damage internal combustion engines by increasing exhaust temperatures and indirectly causing component failures, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The EPA statements are found in a rule proposal issued by the Federal Trade Commission regarding a new label for pumps that supply fuel blends high in ethanol. According to the EPA, "[e]thanol impacts motor vehicles in two primary ways. First ... ethanol enleans the [air/fuel] ratio (increases the proportion of oxygen relative to hydrocarbons) which can lead to increased exhaust gas temperatures and potentially increase incremental deterioration of...
  • Sierra Club top officials promote fuel efficiency, but drive gas-guzzling Jaguars

    04/23/2014 6:39:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/22/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Members of the Sierra Club’s board of directors are driving around in gas-guzzling vehicles, despite the group’s support for the Obama administration’s increased fuel efficiency standards. The Sierra Club strongly supported the Obama administration’s increase in minimum fuel economy standards to 54.4 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025, but it seems the Club’s top officials don’t practice what they preach. The Sierra Club’s 15-member board of directors own a combined 32 vehicles, less than one-fifth of which are hybrids or electric vehicles. Seven of the 32 vehicles are sports utility vehicles while only six are hybrids and electric cars, according...
  • Preparing the US military for the 'threat multiplier' of climate change.

    04/22/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT · by machogirl · 41 replies
    Slate via Stripes.com ^ | 04-21-2014 | Eric Holthaus
    The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just completed a series of landmark reports that chronicle an update to the current state of consensus science on climate change. Its conclusion: On our current path, climate change could pose an irreversible, existential risk to civilization as we know it, but we can still fix it if we decide to work together. But in addition to the call for cooperation, the reports also shared an alarming new trend: Climate change is already destabilizing nations and leading to wars. That finding was highlighted in last week's premiere of Showtime's climate change docu-drama...
  • No One Cares How Many Predictions Earth Day Founders Got Wrong

    04/23/2014 6:15:08 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04-22-2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Over the last 44 years Earth Day has often been hijacked by political opportunists and faux scientists, but it is great fun to look back and see just how wrong the original Earth Day environmental experts were about the science and the future:
  • EPA scales back biofuel mandate to reflect reality

    04/23/2014 3:45:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2014 5:48 PM EDT | Dina Cappiello
    The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections.The EPA on Tuesday said it was basing its 2013 standard on the 810,185 ethanol-equivalent gallons produced with nonfood plants last year. …
  • AP Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story (Updated story)

    04/22/2014 10:51:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 22, 3:31 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy. That tax subsidy expired on Dec. 31, 2013. A corrected version of the story is below:
  • Study finds cellulosic ethanol worse for environment than pure gasoline

    04/22/2014 10:13:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | April 21, 2014 at 1:29 PM, updated April 21, 2014 at 1:43 PM | By Todd Masson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The market for pure gasoline is so strong among boaters that many fuel stations near popular fishing ports are adding non-ethanol alternatives. This photo is from a new RaceTrac station on Paris Road in Chalmette, a high-traffic area for anglers returning from Hopedale, Shell Beach and Delacroix. (Photo by Todd Masson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) (Todd Masson)******************************************Boaters despise ethanol. The substance that is mixed with most gasolines in America is only slightly less harmful to outboards than Saharan sand, and the growing numbers of boaters who have had motor trouble because of the stuff will drive three cities over...
  • Mythical Climate Change Consensus Hits An Iceberg

    03/22/2014 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Junk Science: Climate change "deniers," as global warm-mongers call those who think empirical evidence is more reliable than computer models, may soon count among their number a 50,000-strong body of physicists. At the risk of being accused of embracing what alarmists call the flat-earth view of climate change, the American Physical Society has appointed a balanced, six-person committee to review its stance on so-called climate change that includes three distinguished skeptics: Judith Curry, John Christy and Richard Lindzen. Their credentials are impressive. Christy is director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and was a...
  • Get Ready For One Of The Worst El Nińos Ever

    04/22/2014 10:29:44 AM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    BI ^ | 4-22-2014 | Eric Holthaus
    Get Ready For One Of The Worst El Nińos Ever Eric HolthausApril 22, 2014, 11:52 AM With apologies to Game of Thrones fans, there’s a new climate menace on the prowl: El Nińo is coming. New data released late last week added to the mounting evidence. To be declared an official El Nińo, surface water temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean must warm by half a degree Celsius averaged over three months and maintain that level for five consecutive three-month periods. That’s an arbitrary definition, sure, but it gives us the ability to crunch the numbers on weather patterns that...
  • Ethanol Impact on Feed Prices

    04/21/2014 6:37:22 PM PDT · by Walt Griffith · 20 replies
    American Cattleman ^ | Renewable Fuels Association
    Ethanol Impact on Feed Prices Written By: Renewable Fuels Association Fueled by its desire for conflict, and a well-funded and organized public relations blitz by food and livestock industries, the media has spent a great deal of time in the past two years trying to portray an epic battle between America’s need for renewable alternatives to gasoline and its role as breadbasket to world. Despite unsupported and hysterical claims, the battle between ethanol production and food and feed resources is not a battle at all. In fact, it is a symbiotic relationship that promises to provide long term financial gain...
  • Government funded, peer-reviewed study concludes biofuels worse than gasoline for the...

    04/21/2014 3:41:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 21, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Government funded, peer-reviewed study concludes biofuels worse than gasoline for the environmentThe $30 billion or so wasted each year on the federal government’s biofuels mandates and subsidies needs to end now. The program is a complete disaster, and now has been shown to harm the environment, something anti-warmist skeptics (aka, deniers) have warned about for many years.  Even the left wing UK Guardian reports via AP: Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil...
  • Study Shows Ethanol Produces Worse 'Global Warming' Pollution Than Gasoline

    04/21/2014 4:21:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Well, this is going to be a heartbreaker for the hysterical global warming crowd. According to a new study, emissions from burning corn are worse for the environment and produce more CO2 or 'global warming' gases than the burning of traditional gasoline. Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal...
  • Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

    04/21/2014 2:52:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 3:42 AM EDT | Seth Borenstein and Jennifer Agiesta
    Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found. Americans have more skepticism than confidence in global warming, the age of the Earth and evolution and have the most trouble believing a Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago. Rather than quizzing scientific knowledge, the survey asked people to rate their confidence in several statements about science and medicine. […] About 4 in 10 say they are not too confident or outright...
  • Scientific Community Plagued by Western Self-Loathing (why 'Intellectuals' Dig Climate Catastrophe)

    04/20/2014 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 20 Apr 2014 | David Archibald
    What stops the Earth from looking like Pluto is energy from the Sun. The quantity and type of energy coming from the Sun varies over cycles that range up to 1,500 years long. The cycle we can see with our own eyes, in our own lifetimes, is the sunspot cycle that is normally eleven years long. A decade ago there was a wide range of predictions from the solar physics community about how strong the current cycle, No 24, would be. One list of 45 predictions ranged from a sunspot number of 50 at the low end to 190 at...
  • In U.S., Most Do Not See Global Warming as Serious Threat

    04/19/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 57 replies
    Gallup ^ | 13 March 2014
    In U.S., Most Do Not See Global Warming as Serious Threat ___ Nearly two in three believe global warming will happen during their lifetimes
  • Why climate deniers are winning: The twisted psychology that overwhelms scientific consensus

    04/19/2014 2:12:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Salon ^ | April 19, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    There's a reason why overwhelming evidence hasn't spurred public action against global warming. In the run-up to Earth Day this year, two major reports were released by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the largest such body in the world. On March 31, Working Group II released its report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, and on April 13, Working Group III released its report, Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Both reports cited substantially more evidence of substantially more global warming and related impacts than past reports have, and they did so more lucidly than in...
  • The Hilarious History of 'Climate Tipping Points'

    04/19/2014 12:57:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The UN is trying to scare us into believing we have only 15 years left. It looks ridiculous doing so, considering all the similar declarations that have come and gone. A brief history of “climate tipping point” declarations discloses that the only scary hot air comes from warmist blowhards. Marc Morano at Climate Depot debunks the fake hysteria being generated to jjstify a massive tax and power grab: According to the Boston Globe, the United Nations has issued a new climate “tipping point” by which the world must act to avoid dangerous global warming. The Boston Globe noted on April...
  • A Message from the California Public Utilities Commission

    04/18/2014 11:29:31 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    email inbox | April 19, 2014 | PG&E
    Look for a Climate Credit from the State of California on Your April Utility Bill This month your electricity bill will include a credit identified as the "California Climate Credit." Twice a year, in April and October, your household and millions of others throughout the state will receive this credit on your electricity bills. The Climate Credit is a payment to Californians from a program designed to fight climate change by limiting the amount of greenhouse gas pollution that our largest industries put into the atmosphere. This program is one of many developed as a result of landmark legislation called...
  • Ikea Plans 'Green' Meatballs to Help Tackle Climate Change

    04/18/2014 3:38:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/17 | Emily Gosden
    'Veg balls' to be launched as eco-friendly alternative to famous Swedish meatballs, which Ikea admits are damaging the planetIkea is developing a new 'green' version of its famous Swedish meatballs in order to cut carbon emissions and help tackle climate change, the retailer has revealed. The flat-pack furniture giant sells an estimated 150 million meatballs, made from beef and pork, in its cafes each year. But the popular snack is also the least environmentally-friendly item on the Ikea menu, because of high carbon dioxide emissions involved in the farming process and high methane gas emissions from cattle. Ikea is so...
  • Al Gore on Climate Change: 'We Are Going to Win This Thing'

    04/17/2014 7:23:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | April 15, 2014 | Chad Blair
    The man who was almost president graced Honolulu with his presence Tuesday and walked us through a "seminar of sustainability." By turns a university professor, a wry observer, a recovering politician, a joke teller and a Southern preacher, Al Gore fired up an audience of thousands at the Stan Sheriff Center to believe that global warming can be stopped. But it's possible only if each of us does our part. "Ultimately, we are going to win this thing," he said, one of many statements met with hearty applause. He also managed to repeatedly gush over fellow Democrats Neil Abercrombie and...
  • The left's anti-science: The culture of speculation, Global Warming and Evolution

    04/04/2014 5:25:29 PM PDT · by Moseley · 192 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 4, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The stakes are higher than most conservatives realize. When the fraud of man-made global warming finally dies, folks will start thinking: What else were we lied to about? How could the high priests of modern knowledge have confidently insisted something that was never remotely plausible? A key element of progressivism is having wise philosopher-kings who make benevolent decisions for the masses. It is a core element of conservatism that you can make decisions for yourself. But for progressives, it is essential to convince the public that the designated authorities know better than you do, including what to eat, how to...
  • Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act

    04/17/2014 12:24:38 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2014 | Tom Jackman
    Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting an attempt by skeptics of global warming to view the work of a prominent climate researcher during his years at the University of Virginia. The ruling is the latest turn in the FOIA request filed in 2011 by Del. Robert Marshall (R-Prince William) and the American Tradition Institute to obtain research and e-mails of former U-Va. professor Michael Mann.
  • Manipulating Information To Overstate Global Warming

    04/17/2014 7:21:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/16/2014 | IBD Editorial
    Warming Fraud: Exaggerating the degree and impact of climate change has been part of the global warming alarmists' strategy. Now it seems even academics are doing it, publishing a paper that provides a "rationale" for lying. Stirring up fear over man-made global warming isn't a new approach for the alarmists. Years ago many said it was acceptable to embellish global warming and its effects. After all, the public doesn't get it, and it's for their own good. Fuhai Hong and Xiaojian Zhao, economics professors at Asian universities, recently published a paper titled "Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements," in the American...
  • Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say

    04/16/2014 10:42:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on.
  • Neptune News [Neptune's warming correlates to Earth's warming and solar activity]

    05/31/2007 11:29:24 AM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies · 3,777+ views
    Neptune is the planet farthest from the Sun (Pluto is now considered only a dwarf planet), Neptune is the planet farthest from the Earth, and to our knowledge, there has been absolutely no industrialization out at Neptune in recent centuries. There has been no recent build-up of greenhouse gases there, no deforestation, no rapid urbanization, no increase in contrails from jet airplanes, and no increase in ozone in the low atmosphere; recent changes at Neptune could never be blamed on any human influence. Incredibly, an article has appeared in a recent issue of Geophysical Research Letters showing a stunning relationship...
  • Not a Joke; UN Says Vacuuming CO2 Out of Air May Be Only Way to Save Planet Earth

    04/16/2014 2:28:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/2014 | Jim Hoft
    The UN says the last chance to save planet Earth may be vacuuming CO2 out of the sky and burying it. And, they’re serious.UPI reported: In order to stave off the worst of global warming’s consequences, the world’s nations must find a way to reduce carbon emissions by 40 to 70 percent by 2050. That’s one of many claims made in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).The new report also suggests vacuuming up vast amounts of CO2 from the skies and storing it underground may be the most viable solution for mitigating the greenhouse gas...
  • UN: It’s not too late to save the planet, but only if everybody does everything we tell them to

    04/14/2014 12:02:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finally did their big reveal on Sunday of the already-leaked third installment of their four-part climate-change report jointly composed by every big-wig climate scientist, progressive economist, and globalist politician they can scrape together, and surprise: It includes just about every type of dire warning and urgent recommendation we’ve been hearing for decades on decades now. Nutshell version: The world is only a matter of years away from all-consuming calamity, but if every country could just bite the bullet and immediately commit to aggressively decelerating their own domestic economies in concert with global...
  • Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

    04/15/2014 1:03:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 15, 2014 2:53 PM EDT | Martin Crutsinger
    The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current regulatory rules might not be enough to prevent the kind of risk-taking that triggered the 2008 financial crisis and nearly toppled the entire banking system. She said the largest U.S. banks may need to hold additional capital to withstand periods of financial stress. Non-banks with deep reaches into the financial system might also need to meet tougher rules, she said. Such firms range from money market mutual funds to private equity and hedge funds. …
  • Climate warning as Siberia melts

    08/17/2005 10:28:46 AM PDT · by jb6 · 29 replies · 865+ views
    NewScientist.com ^ | 11 August 2005 | Fred Pearce
    THE world's largest frozen peat bog is melting. An area stretching for a million square kilometres across the permafrost of western Siberia is turning into a mass of shallow lakes as the ground melts, according to Russian researchers just back from the region. The sudden melting of a bog the size of France and Germany combined could unleash billions of tonnes of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. The news of the dramatic transformation of one of the world's least visited landscapes comes from Sergei Kirpotin, a botanist at Tomsk State University, Russia, and Judith Marquand at the...
  • Thawing permafrost could unleash tons of carbon (We're all gonna DIE!!!)

    06/15/2006 1:05:52 PM PDT · by Abathar · 58 replies · 1,051+ views
    Reuters via Yahooooooo ^ | 06/15/06 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient roots and bones locked in long-frozen soil in Siberia are starting to thaw, and have the potential to unleash billions of tons of carbon and accelerate global warming, scientists said on Thursday. This vast carbon reservoir, contained in permafrost soil in northeastern Siberia, contains about 75 times more carbon than the amount released into the atmosphere each year by the burning of fossil fuels, the researchers said in a statement. Siberia isn't the only place on Earth with massive lodes of permafrost -- parts of Alaska, Canada and northern Europe have them too. The Siberian area...
  • Study says methane a new climate threat (Permafrost Alert! The latest twist in Global Warming?)

    09/06/2006 12:14:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 1,057+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/6/06 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON - Global warming gases trapped in the soil are bubbling out of the thawing permafrost in amounts far higher than previously thought and may trigger what researchers warn is a climate time bomb. Methane — a greenhouse gas 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide — is being released from the permafrost at a rate five times faster than thought, according to a study being published Thursday in the journal Nature. The findings are based on new, more accurate measuring techniques. "The effects can be huge," said lead author Katey Walter of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks said....
  • BBC's paleo-news site finally runs a real scoop story on Climategate's Michael Mann

    11/27/2009 3:23:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1,307+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 27th, 2009 | Gerald Warner
    No apologies for revisiting Climategate, for this is the exposé of the can of worms that is the AGW mindset that just keeps giving. Now, what would you say if I were to tell you that the BBC News website is running a story on Professor Michael Mann, of Pennsylvania State University, one of the boys in Phil Jones’s gang hut at CRU East Anglia? “B****r me!” you would probably respond. “Don’t tell me the BBC has finally caught up with Climategate.” Relax. I’m not telling you that; and it hasn’t. Instead, the BBC “News” site is running a story...
  • Flawed climate data

    12/02/2009 3:53:21 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 16 replies · 1,377+ views
    http://www.financialpost.com ^ | October 02, 2009 | Ross McKitrick
    Beginning in 2003, I worked with Stephen McIntyre to replicate a famous result in paleoclimatology known as the Hockey Stick graph. Developed by a U.S. climatologist named Michael Mann... ...Steve and I showed that the mathematics behind the Mann Hockey Stick were badly flawed, such that its shape was determined by suspect bristlecone tree ring data. ...a series of other studies published since 1998 had similar shapes, thus providing support for the view that the late 20th century is unusually warm. The IPCC also made this argument in its 2007 report. But the second expert panel, led by statistician Edward...
  • Climategate reveals 'the most influential tree in the world'

    12/05/2009 4:06:12 PM PST · by steelyourfaith · 17 replies · 1,361+ views
    Climate Realists ^ | December 5, 2009 | Christopher Booker
    Leaked emails from the Climatic Research Unit show how the world's weightiest climate data has been distorted.
  • Climategate reveals 'the most influential tree in the world'

    12/06/2009 6:16:25 AM PST · by Michel12 · 21 replies · 1,366+ views
    Telegraph ^ | December 5, 2009 | Christopher Booker
    Coming to light in recent days has been one of the most extraordinary scientific detective stories of our time, bizarrely centred on a single tree in Siberia dubbed "the most influential tree in the world". On this astonishing tale, it is no exaggeration to say, could hang in considerable part the future shape of our civilisation. Right at the heart of the sound and fury of "Climategate" – the emails leaked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in East Anglia – is one story of scientific chicanery, overlooked by the media, whose implications dwarf all the rest... To appreciate its...
  • The "Hide the Decline" Email Put in Context

    12/11/2009 2:45:13 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 8 replies · 728+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Friday, December 11, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Al Gore and other anthropogenic global warming believers claim the Climategate emails are taken out of context. Steve McIntyre at Climate Audit has blogged an excellent article that puts the Climategate "Hide the decline" email in context and it doesn't help the AGW position. In a nutshell, the IPCC wanted to use the historical proxy temperature change data in their Third Assessment Report, but they were concerned about the chart showing the wrong message since it declined in the late twentieth century. A proxy diagram of temperature change is a clear favourite for the Policy Makers summary. But the current...
  • What’s going on? CRU takes down Briffa Tree Ring Data and more

    12/14/2009 7:37:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies · 1,186+ views
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | Dec 14, 2009 | wattsupwiththat
    Odd things are going on at the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. Widely available data, existing in the public view for years, is now disappearing from public view. For example this link to Keith Briffa’s Yamal data: Keith Briffa’s Yamal data
  • Mark Steyn: It's settled; climate circus was a fairy tale

    12/20/2009 8:29:56 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 17 replies · 1,857+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | December 19, 2009 8:01 PM | By MARK STEYN
    The best summation of the UN climate circus in Denmark comes from Andrew Bolt of Australia's Herald Sun: "Nothing is real in Copenhagen – not the temperature record, not the predictions, not the agenda, not the 'solution'." Just so. Reuters, for example, carried a moving account of the speech by Ian Fry, lead negotiator for Tuvalu, the beleaguered Pacific island nation soon to be under water because of a planet-devastating combination of your SUV and unsustainable bovine flatulence from Vermont farms.
  • No... Seriously... What SHOULD The Earths Temp Be???

    12/17/2009 9:59:54 PM PST · by DecoyJames · 32 replies · 1,235+ views
    While I appreciate the efforts of the President, Al Gore, and all of Hollywood to save Earth from its “fever,” I do have one question: What SHOULD the Earth’s temperature be?
  • A 538 Year Record of Climate ......... Northern Siberia, Russia

    12/14/2009 4:13:49 PM PST · by muawiyah · 11 replies · 1,077+ views
    JSTOR: Artic and Alpine Research ^ | November 4, 1998 | G.M.McDonald & R.A.Case
    “A 538-yr tree-ring chronology and reconstruction of June temperatures were developed from living and dead Larix dahurica trees. The samples were obtained near the lower Lena River in northern Siberia. Dendrochronological techniques were used to estimate the ages of establishment and mortality of Larix dahurica on the presently treeless uplands and to determine the establishment dates of living trees in the lowlands. ………………………………… It was during the 19th century that the uplands lost much of their tree and soil cover. Recruitment of trees occurred in the lowlands during the 20th century, but trees have not been able to recolonize the...
  • Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-fat Diet Dogma

    11/24/2013 6:50:06 PM PST · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | Brian Shilhavy
    Sweden has become the first Western nation to develop national dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet dogma in favor of low-carb high-fat nutrition advice. The switch in dietary advice followed the publication of a two-year study by the independent Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment. The committee reviewed 16,000 studies published through May 31, 2013. Butter, olive oil, heavy cream, and bacon are not harmful foods. Quite the opposite. Fat is the best thing for those who want to lose weight. And there are no connections between a high fat intake and cardiovascular disease. On Monday, SBU, the...
  • Norwegian army placed on strict vegetarian diet

    11/21/2013 4:30:11 AM PST · by Renfield · 46 replies
    Oslo — The Norwegian military said Tuesday it plans to put its troops on a vegetarian diet once a week in a bid to fight a new kind of enemy -- climate change. The army said its new meatless Mondays are meant to cut its consumption of ecologically unfriendly foods whose production contributes heavily to global warming. "It's a step to protect our climate. The idea is to serve food that's respectful of the environment," spokesman Eystein Kvarving told AFP. The diet has already been introduced at one of Norway's main bases and will soon be rolled out to all...
  • Federal dietary guidelines bring new nanny-state concerns

    04/14/2014 9:24:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Doug McKelway
    New federal dietary guidelines are due to come out next year, and critics say early drafts suggest they may represent a new nanny-state intrusion – calling for Internet-based "weigh-ins" and government text messages to overweight people meant to help them shed the pounds. Critics also fear the guidelines, which are subject to revision every five years, may go well beyond nutrition to address the planet’s health, too. At a March 14 meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, committee member Miriam Nelson of Tufts University said: "The question that we're spending the most time on right now is really, what...
  • group of US experts insist global warming not man-made

    12/16/2007 9:26:23 PM PST · by jyro · 18 replies · 434+ views
    PhysOrg.com ^ | 2007 AFP
    These experts believe that global warming is a natural phenomenon, and they point to reams of data they say supports their assertions. These conclusions are in sharp contradiction to those of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which reached its conclusions using largely similar data. The UN body of about 3,000 experts, including several renown US scientists, jointly won the award with former US vice president Al Gore for their work to raise awareness about the disastrous consequences of global warming. In mid-November the IPCC adopted a landmark report stating that the evidence of a human role...
  • Mackinac Island ferries delayed because of Great Lake's ice cover

    04/14/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 42 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Jonathan Van Zytveld
    STRAITS OF MACKINAC, MI - At least one ferry service is predicting delayed trips to Mackinac Island due to ice that still covers a portion of the Great Lakes. Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry has announced it will be starting its 2014 season later than anticipated after temporarily relocating its ferry starts to St. Ignace, rather than Mackinaw City, as a result of the ice blockages which remain in the Straits of Mackinac. "The straits have completely frozen over, except for a shipping channel," said Misty Martinchek, Shepler's group sales manager, who said all local ferries have been affected by the...
  • World must shift to solar & wind rapidly to avoid catastrophic global warming, say UN scientists

    04/13/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2014 | Ben Spencer in Berlin
    A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive....