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  • Scientists: This is what it would take to keep the world super safe from global warming

    05/21/2015 1:03:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    The world is busy trying to achieve a global warming goal that some think we’re not on course to achieve, and that some scientists worry may not be enough to prevent some troubling scenarios — like significant sea level rise. That goal is limiting warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. But there’s another view, embraced by many countries (which tend not to be the big emitters), suggesting that a safer target involves limiting global warming to just 1.5 degrees C. Yet that target would be still tougher to achieve, finds a new paper in Nature Climate Change that...
  • New temperature records highlight global warming's continued rise

    05/09/2015 6:44:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2015 | By Ben Brumfield
    New climate change records have come along to remind us that Earth's thermostat is steadily pushing upward. March 2015 was the warmest March since record-keeping began in 1880, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And the first quarter of 2015 was the warmest first quarter on record in those same 136 years. That gives 2015 a stab at trumping the hottest year on record -- which was 2014. The uninterrupted continuation of the warming trend is no surprise. The 10 warmest years on record have occurred in the past 17 years. And though the rise in the last 10...
  • NOAA Says The Arctic Will Be ‘Ice-Free’ In 25 Years

    05/06/2015 4:34:47 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/6/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Climate scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are warning the Arctic may be ice free by the summer by 2040 due to global warming. Scientists sounded the alarm on a Wednesday press call that comes after the north pole hit record low winter sea ice coverage in February. NOAA’s warning of an ice-free Arctic are consistent with warnings given by other researchers over the past few years. Scientists warned that Arctic ice will melt faster as temperatures grow hotter, which they warn is harming the region’s ecology — zooplankton are losing fat content which could harm fish...
  • 25 Years Of Predicting The Global Warming ‘Tipping Point’

    05/06/2015 5:49:47 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/04/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    For decades now, those concerned about global warming have been predicting the so-called “tipping point” — the point beyond which it’ll be too late to stave off catastrophic global warming. It seems like every year the “tipping point” is close to being reached, and that the world must get rid of fossil fuels to save the planet. That is, until we’ve passed that deadline and the next such “tipping point” is predicted. Would you believe it was eight years ago today that the United Nations predicted we only had “as little as eight years left to avoid a dangerous global...
  • Global-Warming Guacamole

    04/26/2015 4:41:04 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    NRO ^ | 24 Apr 2015 | Kevin Williamson
    That California’s catastrophic drought is a result of global warming has become a commonplace of contemporary political rhetoric. That truism isn’t true: Most scientific accounts of California’s current dry spell link recent low precipitation to naturally occurring atmospheric cycles, not to global warming. Indeed, most of the global-warming models relied upon by those advocating more-invasive environmental policies predict that warming would leave California with wetter winters — winter precipitation being critical to the snowpack-dependent state — rather than the drier winters at the root of the state’s current water crisis. What some studies do suggest is that warmer temperatures make...
  • NASA | A Story of Ozone: The Earth’s Natural Sunscreen

    04/09/2015 10:38:56 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 18 replies
    NASA Goddard ^ | Apr 6, 2015 | NASA Goddard
    In this talk, Dr. Paul Newman tells the story of how scientists and policy-makers safeguarded the Earth’s ozone layer and the world we avoided by by regulating chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) . Back in the 60s, we used chlorofluorocarbons, a chlorine-containing chemical, in everything from hairsprays and deodorants to foam products and air conditioners. But in 1974, chemists Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina published a paper claiming CFCs were destroying the ozone layer. The Molina-Rowland paper launched a debate in the scientific community that ultimately led to the halls of the United Nations. Today, more than 191 countries have signed the Montreal...
  • Report From Lima Climate Conference: Al Gore Preaches Hellfire and Redemption

    12/11/2014 7:12:37 AM PST · by shove_it · 13 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 11 Dec 2014 | MYRON EBELL
    ~snip~ The former U. S. Vice President arrived early, but did not start speaking until 1:30. That may be because there weren’t many people in the very large room. By the time he began to speak, perhaps half the seats were occupied. More people came as he continued talking. At the end, he got a polite round of applause. Such are the indignities of being a former movie star. Gore’s talk was an update of the slide-show immortalized in the sci-fi classic, “An Inconvenient Truth.” But not an update that replaces its numerous false and misleading claims. For instance, Gore’s...
  • What It's Like to Be Trapped by a Wall of Snow in Buffalo Storm

    11/19/2014 7:54:15 PM PST · by Phillyred · 48 replies
    People in the Buffalo, New York, area have been snowed in for the second straight day, and some are even trapped at stores or jobs because of a sudden huge snowstorm. And it isn't over. More snow is expected to pound upstate New York today, as officials frantically try to clear massive truckloads of snow from the area. How a Basketball Team Spent a Day Stranded on a Bus in a Snowstorm New York Dealing With Massive Snow; Storm Looming The storm that dumped 5 feet of snow has resulted in seven deaths and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said today...
  • Sen. Inhofe, denier of human role in climate change, likely to lead environment committee

    11/05/2014 11:28:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 5, 2014 | Tom Hamburger
    Sen. James M. Inhofe, an the Oklahoma Republican who once compared the Environmental Protection Agency to the gestapo, is likely to lead the Environment and Public Works Committee when the GOP takes control of the Senate next year. If approved, Inhofe would replace Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), an avowed environmentalist, producing one of the most stark post-election changes in the Capitol. Committee assignments will not be made until Senate party caucuses meet in Washington after the election recess. Inhofe, who has served in the Senate for two decades, is an iconic figure to both environmental and energy lobbyists. He chaired...
  • Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York

    09/20/2014 6:58:58 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 58 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 9/20/14 | BY NANCY DILLON
    Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York A-list actors, including DiCaprio, Lilly and Mark Ruffalo, are set to walk in the massive People’s Climate March this Sunday in Manhattan, which is expected to be the largest march for climate action in history. Lilly told the Daily News she was marching for 'my child, my family, and for everyone who has the great privilege of living on this beautiful planet of ours.' The stars are coming out in a bid to save the planet. A-list actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo,...
  • Germany's Energy Transition Dream at Risk of Becoming Nightmare

    08/28/2014 8:07:57 AM PDT · by thackney · 23 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jon Mainwaring
    Wintershall's head of exploration and production warned Thursday that Germany's 'Energiewende' (or Energy Transition) dream of pursuing an economy powered by the wind and the sun is in danger of turning into a nightmare. Speaking to energy journalists at the ONS exhibition in Stavanger, Norway, Wintershall Executive Director Martin Bachmann said he was concerned about figures recently published by Statistics Norway that showed overall investment in Norway's petroleum sector will drop by EUR 6 billion ($7.9 billion) next year. "That is actually bad news for Europe's security of supply and I think Germany – as the biggest market in Europe...
  • Lake Superior, the Great Lakes and Europe Defy Climate Experts

    07/31/2014 3:39:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/14 | Jack Dini
    A little over one year ago, The New York Times and USA Today were reporting that the Great Lakes hit all time lows in water levels. According to those reports, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan were 29 inches below their average measurements taken since 1918. Scientists warned communities that they could only expect more tragedy with the Great Lakes. With a lack of rain from climate change, they told everyone to expect levels to continue to drop.
  • CNN Anchor Shamelessly Rages Against ‘Climate Change Deniers’ During Straight News Hour

    05/21/2014 12:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Fresh off promises from CNN boss Jeff Zucker that the channel will pursue more stories on global warming — whether their audience likes it or not — CNN anchor Carol Costello presided over a segment with two religious figures agreeing that to deny climate change is to sin against God. But Costello did much more than just moderate the “debate,” railing against “deniers” and questioning whether they’re “reading the Bible.” In the eye-popping intro to the segment — which aired during CNN’s “Newsroom”, not an opinion program — Costello pulls no punches while savaging those who dare to question the...
  • Steyn: Six Degrees of Warmerization

    05/17/2014 8:13:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | May 16, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Among the documents requested from me in discovery by Michael E Mann's Big Tobacco white-shoe legal team a couple of months ago was this column of mine from 2009: Here's what Phil Jones of the CRU and his colleague Michael Mann of Penn State mean by "peer review." When Climate Research published a paper dissenting from the Jones-Mann "consensus," Jones demanded that the journal "rid itself of this troublesome editor," and Mann advised that "we have to stop considering Climate Research as a legitimate peer-reviewed journal. Perhaps we should encourage our colleagues in the climate research community to no longer...
  • Bill Maher pitches Clinton-Warren 2016 ("Granny ticket" -wants carbon tax for AGW)

    05/16/2014 1:01:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 15, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Bill Maher said he would “love” to see Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) run as part of a 2016 presidential ticket with Hillary Clinton, calling the potential duo “a granny ticket.” Speaking on Ora.tv’s PoliticKING with Larry King, the liberal comic called Warren one of the “most gutsy” people in politics. When asked by King whom he thought would be able to lead the country to address climate change, Maher said: “I think someone like Elizabeth Warren, one of the most gutsy people I’ve seen in politics in a long time. She’s somebody, I think, who would really say what she...
  • Gore Blames Global Warming For Hurricane Sandy, Philippines Typhoon

    04/26/2014 8:44:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Truth Revolt blog ^ | April 25, 2014 | Albert Merrick
    Former Vice President Al Gore blamed global warming for the devastating natural disasters in the Philippines and northeastern U.S. in a Politico interview published Friday. The extensive interview, in which Gore calls himself a "recovering politician" and declines to rule out a Presidential run in 2016, also focuses heavily on Gore's thoughts on efforts to combat climate change. Gore said he thinks the world is nearing a "tipping point" in which there would be "shared resolve" to decrease the use of fossil fuels worldwide. He also said that, if steps are taken now, some "catastrophic" events might be avoided. But...
  • Former NASA Scientist: Global Warming is Nonsense

    04/26/2014 7:43:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart's London ^ | April 26, 2014 | Nick Hallett
    A former NASA scientist has described global warming as "nonsense", dismissing the theory of man-made climate change as "an unsubstantiated hypothesis" and saying that it is "absolutely stupid" to blame the recent UK floods on human activity. Professor Les Woodcock, who has had a long and distinguished academic career, also said there is "no reproducible evidence" that carbon dioxide levels have increased over the past century, and blamed the green movement for inflicting economic damage on ordinary people. Professor Woodcock is Emeritus Professor of Chemical Thermodynamics at the University of Manchester and has authored over 70 academic papers for a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Tech giants commit to helping Obama spread word on climate change

    03/19/2014 1:37:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2014 | by Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama is getting some help from the country's tech giants in his effort to show Americans how climate change will affect their communities. The Obama administration thinks that local data, which may have a real-world effect on Americans' lives, will provide a convincing argument for steps to prevent climate change. The risk rising sea levels have on individual communities will be the focus of a new website, climate.data.gov, which uses government data to put environmental changes in context. The White House also called on tech companies to develop tools for Americans to better get a grasp on how...
  • Al Gore 'profiting' from climate change agenda - world’s first “carbon billionaire”.

    11/03/2009 5:26:29 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies · 494+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/3/2009 | Nick Allen
    The former US vice president is in line to make a large profit from a firm producing smart meters which monitor household electricity use. He is a partner in a Silicon Valley venture capital firm which invested £45 million in Silver Spring Networks, a small California company which has been developing technology to monitor household power use to make the electricity grid more efficient. Last week the US Energy Department announced £2 billion in grants and a proportion of that, thought to be more than £305 million, will go to utility operators with which Silver Spring has contracts. The venture...
  • The Death Knell for Climate Change Orthodoxy?

    02/24/2014 5:03:20 AM PST · by thackney · 24 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 23, 2014 | William O'Keefe
    In the short space of less than two weeks, there have been several climate change actions that might be signs bordering on desperation. First, Secretary of State John Kerry stated that climate change was like a weapon of mass destruction. And then, President Obama announced plans for additional heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards to further reduce carbon emissions that he claimed are having a severe impact on our weather. On top of these Administration announcements, a hedge fund billionaire announced a commitment of $100 million in climate advocacy. Climate change advocates have been on defense since last...
  • Ice Expert Predicts Lake Superior Will Completely Freeze Over This Winter

    02/12/2014 11:26:53 AM PST · by Ragnar54 · 46 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/11/14 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – Lake Superior hasn’t completely frozen over in two decades. But an expert on Great Lakes ice says there’s a “very high likelihood” that the three-quadrillion-gallon lake will soon be totally covered with ice thanks to this winter’s record-breaking cold. The ice cover on the largest freshwater lake in the world hit a 20-year record of 91 percent on Feb. 5, 1994. ...
  • El Ninos Could Double as the Pacific Warms

    01/23/2014 6:41:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    discovery.com ^ | Jan 22, 2014 11:57 AM ET // by | Tim Wall
    The difference in temperatures could help spark an extreme El Niño and unleash flooding rains over the west coast of the Americas while parching Australia. “We currently experience an unusually strong El Niño event every 20 years,” said co-author, Agus Santoso of the University of New South Wales, in a press release. “Our research shows this will double to one event every 10 years.”
  • Winter storm set to 'go bananas' across Northeast - U.S. News

    01/21/2014 3:27:56 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 78 replies
    USNEWS.NBCNEWS.COM ^ | Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:35 PM EST | Erik Ortiz and Henry Austin, NBC News
    A wintry double whammy has descended on the Northeast, bringing as much as a foot of snow and another blast of arctic air. The latest blow to a weather-beaten region has snarled airports and interstates, closed schools and shuttered much of the nation's capital. Initially f … Article Link: Winter storm set to 'go bananas' across Northeast - U.S. News (http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/21/22381468-winter-storm-set-to-go-bananas-across-northeast?lite)
  • Al Gore’s S.S. Burning Planet Expedition Hits Snag…

    01/21/2014 7:36:25 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/21/2014 | William Kevin Stoos
    -Satire It was the Year 2014—fifth anniversary of Al Gore’s confident prediction that “in five years the polar ice will melt.” [sic] And a band of true believers— Australian scientists and global warming experts led by experienced skipper Harold “Chips” Ahoy—set out to confirm and document the prediction of their hero and International Guru of Climate Change (formerly known as Global Warming) Al Gore.
  • MIT Professor Exposes Climate Change Hysteria

    01/17/2014 8:22:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Story Leak ^ | January 17, 2014 | Mikael Thalen
    A leading climate change figure has come out against the government’s continued and ridiculous climate change hysteria. Speaking in regards to Massachusetts’ new $50 million climate change proposal, MIT Professor Richard Lindzen, a leading figure in the climate change movement, pointed out the absurdity of blaming every weather event on global warming and climate change. “The changes that have occurred due to global warning are too small to account for,” Lindzen told WBZ-TV. “It has nothing to do with global warming, it has to do with where we live.” Although supporting the theory of man-made global warming, Lindzen admitted that...
  • Clean Air Act: EPA'S Charade To Justify War On Coal Plants

    01/16/2014 10:27:10 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/14/2014 | Larry Bell
    The Environmental Protection Agency didn’t let a Clean Air Act requirement that mandated technologies be “adequately demonstrated” hinder their new performance standards ruling that puts a 1,100-pound limit per megawatt hour on carbon emissions from new coal power plants. Not only is there no scientifically-supportable climate benefit for limiting such emissions, there is no viable commercial-scale technology to achieve that ideological pipedream. Even if it mattered, the most modern coal-fired plants can only reduce CO2 emissions to 1,800 pounds. What’s more, they already knew that. Or at least they certainly should have after a fact-finding working group within EPA’s own...
  • Senate Dems to set up global warming task force (Boxer leads the hoax)

    01/10/2014 3:19:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/09/14 | Michael Bastasch
    Senate Democrats are planning on setting up a global warming task force to revive the issue in Congress and help President Obama achieve the goals set out in his climate agenda. Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer and Sheldon Whitehouse told reporters on Thursday that they would launch the task force with more than a dozen members. They say they have the full support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “The purpose is to use the bully pulpit of our Senate offices to achieve that wakeup call,” Boxer told reporters who gathered in her office. “We believe that climate change is a...
  • Global warming devastates America

    01/07/2014 8:23:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | January 7, 2014 | James Delingpole
    See that white stuff floating down past the orange trees and landing on your alligators and manatees, Florida? That's global warming, that is. See that frozen white thing by the harbor that used to look a green woman with a spiky headdress, New York? That's global warming, that is. See that chilling solid yellow stream extending upwards from the snowy ground to your shrivelling blackened member after you made the very wrong call to take an al fresco leak, Chicagoans? That's global warming, that is. How do we know this? Because Bryan Walsh of Time magazine says so: But not...
  • Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, (hoax denier) scientists warn

    01/01/2014 4:37:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/31/13 | Damian Carrington
    **SNIP** The scientist leading the research said that unless emissions of greenhouse gases were cut, the planet would heat up by a minimum of 4C by 2100, twice the level the world's governments deem dangerous. The research indicates that fewer clouds form as the planet warms, meaning less sunlight is reflected back into space, driving temperatures up further still. The way clouds affect global warming has been the biggest mystery surrounding future climate change. Professor Steven Sherwood, at the University of New South Wales, in Australia, who led the new work, said: "This study breaks new ground twice: first by...
  • President Obama Will Sacrifice Bald Eagles To Fight Global Warming

    12/17/2013 12:11:37 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/14/13 | James M. Taylor
    The Obama administration announced last Friday that it will grant industrial wind farm operators 30-year permits to kill legally protected bald eagles and golden eagles without fear of legal repercussions. U.S. wind turbines already kill 1.4 million birds and bats each year, including many endangered, threatened and protected species such as California condors, bald eagles and Indiana bats. The Obama administration claims this annual bird and bat slaughter is necessary to fight global warming. Sources very close to the President have leaked to me the text of the following presidential speech on the topic, which President Obama will deliver later...
  • FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY… Al Gore Predicted the North Pole Will Be Ice Free in 5 Years

    12/14/2013 7:56:32 PM PST · by george76 · 101 replies
    Gateway ^ | December 13, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years. Gore made the prediction to a German audience in 2008. He told them that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.”
  • Study shows it was warmer in Roman times than today

    12/13/2013 5:10:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2:46 pm on December 13, 2013 by | jeffdunetz
    Scientists may have figured out why Romans wore togas and the global warming theorists are not going to be pleased. A new study by Swiss scientists finds the earth was warmer during Roman and Medieval times than it is today, which indicates that greenhouse gases may not be the driving force behind the modern global warming trend.
  • Climate Con Artists Exploit Typhoon Haiyan

    11/12/2013 5:25:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 12, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Climate Fraud: The United Nations climate chief blames the Philippines devastation on climate change, ignoring the historical record that 33 of the 35 most devastating storms occurred with CO2 below current levels. One can appreciate the genuine grief felt by an emotional Naderev "Yeb" Sano as the delegate from a Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan spoke at the start of two-week talks in Warsaw where more than 190 countries will try to lay the groundwork for a new pact to fight global warming. "We can fix this. We can stop this madness. Right now, right here," Sano told delegates in...
  • Governor must engage in climate change response (Kool-Aid for the Kodiak)

    10/03/2013 8:01:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Alaska Journal of Commerce ^ | October 3, 2013 | Rick Steiner
    The report released Sept. 27 by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms what residents of Alaska have known for years — climate change is real, it’s effects are here now, and things will only get worse. The report cites the fact that the last three decades have been the warmest in recorded history, and that there is a 95 percent to 99 percent certainty that the current warming is caused by humans. The scientific debate about that issue is over. Alaskans might be wondering what Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration has been doing about this threat, and the answer...
  • Top MIT scientist: Newest UN climate report is ‘hilariously’ flawed

    09/29/2013 2:00:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 29, 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Not all scientists are panicking about global warming — one of them finds the alarmism “hilarious.” A top climate scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lambasted a new report by the UN’s climate bureaucracy that blamed mankind as the main cause of global warming and whitewashed the fact that there has been a hiatus in warming for the last 15 years. “I think that the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence,” Dr. Richard Lindzen told Climate Depot, a global warming skeptic news site. “They are proclaiming increased confidence in their models as the discrepancies...
  • 'Eco-school' opened just 3 years ago already leaking so badly pupils have to go into temp classrooms

    09/12/2013 1:23:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 11, 2013 | Paul Bentley
    When it opened its timber doors three years ago, this £7million ‘eco primary school’ was applauded for its environmentally friendly credentials. It was heated by solar power and its plumbing system relied on rain collected from the roof, which was made of locally grown sweet chestnut. Sadly, the zero-carbon building is not quite as sustainable as the designers had hoped. In fact, thanks to a series of water leaks and mouldy walls, pupils are now being taught in tents erected in the school grounds. The local authority in Devon has already spent £250,000 to investigate the problem, and plans to...
  • Al Gore makes a Category 6 level blunder

    08/23/2013 6:05:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Watts Up With That? Blog ^ | August 22, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE: 8/23/13 1:00PM PDT Its seems there’s blunders to go around. The Washington Post now says they “misquoted” Gore. Given his penchant for saying and doing dumb things in the past related to his views on climate, color me “skeptical”, especially when he makes ugly comparisons about people like he did below. It may be more of a case of some deal was worked out behind the scenes to salvage Gore’s waning credibility. I suppose we’ll never know, but I have asked WaPo to put the relevant audio of the tape recorded session online so we can verify that Gore...
  • Scientist: Al Gore ‘got it wrong’ (Sex Poodle goofed by adding a 6 to hurricane scale)

    08/22/2013 4:20:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/22/13 | Ben Geman
    A Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) expert says Al Gore goofed during his widely circulated Washington Post interview on global warming. Gore, noting stronger storms fueled by climate change, told the paper “the hurricane scale used to be 1-5 and now they’re adding a 6.” But in fact there’s no new scale, the Union of Concerned Scientists representative said on Thursday. “He deserves great praise for these Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning efforts. But unfortunately he recently got it wrong about the science of climate change,” wrote UCS's Gretchen Goldman in a blog post Thursday about Gore’s remarks. “There are no plans by the...
  • A Republican Case for Climate Action

    08/04/2013 12:21:41 AM PDT · by iowamark · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 1, 2013 | WILLIAM D. RUCKELSHAUS, LEE M. THOMAS, WILLIAM K. REILLY and CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN
    EACH of us took turns over the past 43 years running the Environmental Protection Agency. We served Republican presidents, but we have a message that transcends political affiliation: the United States must move now on substantive steps to curb climate change, at home and internationally. There is no longer any credible scientific debate about the basic facts: our world continues to warm, with the last decade the hottest in modern records, and the deep ocean warming faster than the earth’s atmosphere. Sea level is rising. Arctic Sea ice is melting years faster than projected. The costs of inaction are undeniable....
  • Late-season freeze sets Baltic ice record

    04/06/2013 10:06:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    CET ^ | April 5, 2013
    "Since record keeping began in the sixties, we've never encountered anything like this before," ice breaker Ulf Gulldne told the local newspaper Örnsköldsviks Allehanda. On March 29th, 176,000 square kilometers of the Baltic Sea was covered in ice, a record for the time of year. On a map, it means about half of the central and northern parts are frozen over. Far north, the ice is both thick and difficult to break through. The date on which the ice reaches its maximum spread usually falls much earlier in the year. The previously latest date record was March 25th, 2008. That...
  • Our ‘level of ignorance’ on global warming

    04/03/2013 11:48:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2013 | Don Surber
    THE high priests of global warming are in a panic these days as their prophecies of doom have proved to be as credible as a the Mayan calendar. "Research by Ed Hawkins of University of Reading shows surface temperatures since 2005 are already at the low end of the range projections derived from 20 climate models and if they remain flat, they will fall outside the models' range within a few years," the newspaper Australian reported over the weekend. As always, global warmists blame carbon dioxide. "Another paper published by leading climate scientist James Hansen, the head of NASA's Goddard...
  • Global Warming? Oops! Never Mind!

    04/01/2013 10:20:39 AM PDT · by Moseley · 34 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | April 1, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    What was the Earth's temperature yesterday? Nobody knows. In fact, it's a ridiculous question. Almost every place on Earth today has a different temperature from that of any other location. So, is our planet's temperature rising? Do we even know? However, it is officially admitted: Global warming stopped 15-20 years ago. The mainstream media is struggling very hard to explain this away. They admit that the Earth stopped warming 15 to 20 years ago. But just you wait -- disaster is coming unless we vote liberals into office. They cannot explain the pause. Yet they "know" global warming will kill...
  • February 2013 global surface temperature – at normal

    03/02/2013 6:05:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 28, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Dr. Ryan Maue posted one of his WeatherBell analysis maps on Twitter today, and the result is no Headline maker, it is simply “normal”.He writes (image follows): February 2013 global temperature anomaly compared to 1981-2010 mean: -0.001°C or 1/1000th of a degree below avg. It will be interesting to see what the other climate data sources show for February.
  • The Week In Gore:In the Hot Air, Gassy Realm of the GoreGon

    02/03/2013 2:17:08 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 2, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    What's Up With That?The week in Gore:February 2, 2013 Al Gore has been running the interview circuit this week, and it seems since his sale of CURRENT TV to Al Jazeerra he has gone from golden boy to goblin boy in the eyes of the media. He’s pushing his usual set of tabloid climatology claims in the process, but all they want to know about is why he sold out to “big oil”. Below are a few excerpts from headlines and some interviews. My favorite is from my radio commentator friend Lars Larson in Portland, who had so much fun...
  • An encouraging admission of lower climate sensitivity by a ‘hockey team’ scientist

    02/01/2013 6:13:01 PM PST · by Rocky · 16 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | February 1, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Andrew Revkin published the email today at the NYT Dot Earth blog as a comment in that thread, so now I am free to reproduce it here where I was not last night. Below is the comment left by Andy, quoting Annan’s email, bolding added: The climate scientist James Annan sent these thoughts by email: ‘Well, the press release is a bit strange, because it sounds like it is talking about the Aldrin et al paper which was published some time ago, to no great fanfare. I don’t know if they have a further update to that. Anyway, there have...
  • Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits

    12/23/2012 12:11:21 PM PST · by FreeReign · 80 replies
    rt.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | RIA Novosti / Yakov Andreev
    Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized. The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia. Across the country, 45 people have died due to the cold, and 266 have been taken to hospitals. In total, 542 people were injured due to the freezing temperatures, RIA Novosti reported. The Moscow region saw temperatures of -17 to -18...
  • Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again

    11/21/2012 2:13:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again by Wynton Hall 21 Nov 2012, 1:09 PM PDT In a recent interview, former Vice President Al Gore sounded the alarm of an impending "planetary emergency" if the Keystone Pipeline gets approved or if plans for Northwest coal export terminals proceed. "We have a planetary emergency," said Mr. Gore. "I know it drives some people nuts when I say that, but dammit, that’s what we face." This is not the first time Mr. Gore has declared the human race to be facing a "planetary emergency": he's made the exact same claim in 2005,...