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  • WikiLeaks cables: US pressured UN climate chief to bar Iranian from job

    12/06/2010 1:39:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Guardian ^ | Monday 6 December 2010 17.01 GMT | Damian Carrington
    Rajendra Pachauri denies helping Washington block scientist from senior post on intergovernmental climate bodyThe US used backstage diplomatic manoeuvres to help block the appointment of a scientist from Iran to a key position on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a leaked diplomatic cable reveals.The US privately lobbied IPCC chair Dr Rajendra Pachauri, as well as the UK, EU, Argentina and Mali representatives, and had put its embassies to work from Brazil to Uzbekistan. It wanted to prevent the election of Dr Mostafa Jafari as one of two co-chairmen of a key working group.The other co-chair was to be...
  • Cancun climate change summit: UN considers putting mirrors in space

    11/30/2010 1:30:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Nov. 29, 2010 | Louise Gray
    UN scientists are to consider moves such as putting mirrors in space and sprinkling iron in the sea in an attempt to cut global warming, the head of the IPCC said. Speaking at the climate change conference in Cancun, Dr Rajendra Pachauri said the next report on global warming by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will not only look at the threat of rising temperatures but so-called "geo-engineering" options that could actually reverse warming.
  • InterAcademy Council Rebukes IPCC: Pachauri To Resign?

    09/02/2010 4:08:41 AM PDT · by mattstat · 2 replies
    You’ll have heard that the InterAcademy Council had a look-see at the inner workings of the IPCC (more on that below). This council, previously unknown to civilization, is, as the IPCC was supposed to be, an independent conglomeration of scientists and other large-brained individuals, spread the world over. Now, whether the IAC is sufficiently qualified to dress down the IPCC down is debatable. But dress them down they have. In a brutal report, the IAC found that the IPCC leadership was “less agile and responsive than it needs to be” in answering it many criticisms. The strongest recommendation was that...
  • IPCC’s Pachauri should resign for “failures of leadership”

    09/01/2010 7:38:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 31, 2010 | Guest Post by Thomas Fuller
    IPCC’s Pachauri should resign for “failures of leadership” Posted on August 31, 2010 by Anthony Watts IPCC chairman Dr. Rajenda PachauriGuest Post by Thomas Fuller There is a core of uber-consulting professionals, jetting around the world advising companies, governments and NGO’s. They are well-educated, have impeccable resumes and travel more than George Clooney did in ‘Up in the Air.’ They work for companies like McKinsey, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and a handful of others.Rajendra Pachauri is one such, coming from the Tata school of consultancy. He is charismatic, projecting leadership qualities and obviously considers himself a polymath, able to lead a secretariat...
  • IAC slams IPCC process, suggests removal of top officials ( whether Pachauri should resign??)

    09/01/2010 7:32:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 30, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE: The interest in this appears to be so high, that the IPCC server holding the PDF report has crashed @ reviewipcc.interacademycouncil.net All links to it are down up now about 2 hours later. Thanks to Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. I have added the recommendations from IAC below the NYT story. Related: McKitrick: Fix the IPCC processUPDATE2: Local copy secured, thanks to WUWT readers AdderW and Christopher Monckton download (full report 1.5MB) here: Climate_Change_Assessments_Review_of_the_Processes_Procedures_IPCCPre-release summary report (short form 90K) here:iac-ipcc-pre-release-summaryUPDATE3: RealClimate breaks radio silence for this and posts for the first time in over a week with their typical “nothing to...
  • Secretary Clinton's Climate Con

    08/23/2010 4:58:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 23, 2010 | Investors Business Daily
    Junk Science: Our secretary of state tells the world the devastating Pakistani floods are caused by man-made global warming as the U.N. plans to exploit the crisis to restart stalled climate talks. Repent, the end is near. In an interview with Anwar Iqbal of Pakistan's Dawn TV posted on the State Department's Web site, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while discussing the Pakistani floods and American relief efforts, gratuitously said "having gone through Katrina and seeing what's happening around the world with the increase in the number of natural disasters and the extent of the damage that they're causing ......
  • UN climate panel chief defends research at review

    05/14/2010 3:22:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 239+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/14/10 | AFP
    THE HAGUE (AFP) – The head of the United Nations' climate change panel defended the body Friday before an academic council charged with reviewing its research methods after a string of challenges to its findings. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), admitted an error was made in warning that Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035, but said there was nevertheless some value in the finding. "Alright, there was this error, but there is a whole lot of valid information and assessment related to the glaciers which we can only ignore at our own peril and...
  • IPCC's River Of Lies

    04/27/2010 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 756+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 27, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: Another shoe has dropped from the IPCC centipede as scientists in Bangladesh say their country will not disappear below the waves. As usual, the U.N.'s climate charlatans forgot one tiny detail. It keeps getting worse for the much-discredited Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which seems to have built its collapsing house of climate cards on sand or, more specifically, river sediment. After fraudulent claims about Himalayan glaciers, African crop harvests and Amazon rain forests, plus a 2007 assessment report based on anecdotal evidence, student term papers and nonpeer-reviewed magazine articles, the panel's doomsday forecast for Bangladesh has been...
  • UN's Climate Bible Gets 21 "F"s on Report Card (IPCC Lies )

    04/14/2010 1:13:31 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 514+ views
    noconsensus.org ^ | April 14, 2010 | Donna Laframboise editor
    TORONTO -- 21 of 44 chapters in the United Nations' Nobel-winning climate bible earned an F on a report card released today. Forty citizen auditors from 12 countries examined 18,500 sources cited in the report – finding 5,600 to be not peer-reviewed.  Contrary to statements by the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the celebrated 2007 report does not rely solely on research published in reputable scientific journals. It also cites press releases, newspaper and magazine clippings, student theses, newsletters, discussion papers, and literature published by green advocacy groups. Such material is often called "grey literature." "We've been...
  • AL GORE, $100,000 MAN (Gore's 2007 speaking contract)

    04/14/2010 9:19:10 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies · 544+ views
    THE SMOKING GUN ^ | July 17, 2007 | By Smoking Gun
    JULY 17--If you're looking to book Al Gore for a 75-minute "Environmental Multimedia Lecture," the former vice president will cost you $100,000, plus travel, hotel, security, and per diem expenses. Gore's standard speaker's contract, a copy of which you'll find below, also stipulates that the Democrat's ground transportation be "a sedan, NOT an SUV." Additionally, Gore requests that speech sponsors make every effort to use a hybrid vehicle for his transport. The Gore contract, which is more restrained than the one used by Rudolph Giuliani, stipulates that no press be permitted at the event and that the Democrat receive approval...
  • UN process in danger unless world agrees on climate change

    04/12/2010 10:25:50 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies · 1,003+ views
    Telegraph Co. UK ^ | 5:29PM BST 11 Apr 2010 | none stated
    The United Nation process is in danger of collapsing unless countries are able to agree on the best way to stop global warming by the end of this year, the outgoing head of climate change negotiations has warned.
  • Senators prepare compromise climate change bill (RINOs working with Rats again)

    04/11/2010 5:33:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 1,009+ views
    yahoo ^ | 4/11/2010 | Richard Cowan/Reuters
    Six months after introducing a sweeping climate change bill that flopped in the Senate, Democrat John Kerry is preparing to offer a compromise measure that seeks to reel in reluctant senators. Kerry, collaborating with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and independent Senator Joseph Lieberman, might introduce a new bill promoting clean energy early next week, just days before the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, environmental sources said. Despite Kerry's consistently upbeat assessment of legislative prospects this year, the new bill also faces plenty of hurdles. On Friday, a new problem potentially arose when U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced...
  • Climategate bust: UN’s last, desperate bid for unelected world government depends on Bonn

    04/11/2010 12:21:28 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 32 replies · 1,233+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | April 10, 2010 | Christopher Monckton
    There are not many empty seats in the dismal, echoing conference chamber in the ghastly concrete box that is the Hotel Maritim here in Bonn, where the UN’s latest attempt to maneuver the 194 States Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change gets underway today. The “international community”, as it is now called, is here in full force, in the shape of expensively-suited, shiny-shod bureaucrats with an urbane manner and absolutely no knowledge of climate science whatsoever. However, one empty chair is a pointer of things to come. The Holy See – a tiny nation in its own...
  • (MIT Professor) Lindzen: “Earth is never in equilibrium” - ( the issue of climate change )

    04/10/2010 8:58:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies · 1,067+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | April 9 , 2010 | Anthony - Prof Lindzen
    This is an essay professor Richard Lindzen of MIT sent to the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va for their Opinion Page in March, and was recently republished in the Janesville, WI Gazette Extra where it got notice from many WUWT readers. It is well worth the read. – Anthony ****************************************************** worth the read. – Anthony Richard Lindzen To a significant extent, the issue of climate change revolves around the elevation of the commonplace to the ancient level of ominous omen. In a world where climate change has always been the norm, climate change is now taken as punishment for sinful...
  • Follow the Money : James Hansen Gets Another Pay-Off

    04/09/2010 10:08:20 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 20 replies · 533+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | April 9, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    Godfather of the global warming hoax, James Hansen has received a $100,000 "environmental prize for decades of work trying to alert politicians to what he called an unsolved emergency of global warming." Climate scientist James Hansen wins Sophie Prize : The "Sophie Prize" is awarded for disrupting free-market capitalism and pushing the world toward centralized control. In its mission statement, the organization behind the prize states: Today’s economic system is at odds with the limits set by nature. Too many decisions are based on short-term profit for a few select groups rather than a moral and fair distribution of...
  • MPs insist Climategate just hot air

    03/31/2010 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 543+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 01:17pm | Andrew Bolt
    Climategate was a lot of fuss about nothing, claims Britain’s parliamentary inquiry into the scandal: The focus on Professor Jones and CRU has been largely misplaced. On the accusations relating to Professor Jones’s refusal to share raw data and computer codes, the Committee considers that his actions were in line with common practice in the climate science community but that those practices need to change… Insofar as the Committee was able to consider accusations of dishonesty against CRU, the Committee considers that there is no case to answer.
  • Esquire does the full Marc Morano and ClimateGate feature

    03/31/2010 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 400+ views
    JoNova ^ | March 31st, 2010 | Joanne
    This is the beginning of many full-length articles that will come as the House of Mann-Made Global Warming collapses. It’s long, but when it’s from a professional feature writer drawing a story of a professional scam-buster who works at the highest levels, it’s a great read. Enjoy It’s not a grand scientific expose, but it does turn ClimateGate into a human interest story with momentum, and, as such, it may reach a wider audience than any scientific expose. Photo: Mackenzie StrohThis Man Wants to Convince You Global Warming Is a Hoax Marc Morano broke the Swift Boat story and effectively...
  • 2010 Arctic sea ice sets record! (latest annual max extent on record)

    03/31/2010 7:54:23 AM PDT · by milwguy · 33 replies · 1,975+ views
    jaxa sea ice ^ | 3/30/2010
    This is one story which will never be written by the MSM, and one thing Gore and the current envirowackos who run the gov't in DC do NOT want you to know about. As most people know, the Arctic sea ice grows and wanes with the seasons, and in recent summers, has fallen far below its 'historical' (1979-2000) averages. This has prompted the likes of Al Gore to claim the North Pole would be ice free in the summer within a decade or so. A funny thing is happening on the way to the ice free Arctic, and that is...
  • NASA Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data, Space Agency Admits

    03/30/2010 12:08:25 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 14 replies · 997+ views
    Fax News ^ | 30 March, 2010 | Blake Snow
    NASA was able to put a man on the moon, but the space agency can't tell you what the temperature was when it did. By its own admission, NASA's temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data. E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) -- the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails -- and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center. The e-mails from...
  • How government cash created the Climategate scandal

    03/30/2010 11:05:37 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 576+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | Monday, March 22, 2010 at 10:53pm | Andrew Bolt
    Australian climate scientist policy analyst Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen tells the British parliamentary inquiry into Climategate just how much global warming science is corrupted by politics and money. Excerpts: I was peer reviewer for IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)… Since 1998 I have been the editor of the journal, Energy & Environment (E&E) published by Multi-science, where I published my first papers on the IPCC. I interpreted the IPCC “consensus” as politically created in order to support energy technology and scientific agendas that in essence pre-existed the “warming-as -man-made catastrophe alarm."… 3.2 Scientific research as advocacy for an agenda (a coalition...
  • James Lovelock: 'Fudging data is a sin against science'

    03/30/2010 8:37:26 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 676+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Monday 29 March 2010 17.00 BST | Leo Hickman
    In his first major interview since the climate-change emails scandal, James Lovelock says he is disgusted by the actions of some scientists, applauds 'good' climate sceptics, and warns that global warming could even lead to warAs you travel along the drive to James Lovelock's house, located in a remote, wooded valley on the Cornwall-Devon border, you pass a sign by a gated cattle grid. "Experimental station," it reads. "Site of a new natural habitat. Please do not trespass or disturb."Thirty years ago, Lovelock planted 20,000 trees to create the much more biodiverse habitat around his home. But you suspect that,...
  • James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change

    03/29/2010 3:05:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 599+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | March 29, 2010 | Leo Hickman
    Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change from radically impacting on our lives over the coming decades. This is the stark conclusion of James Lovelock, the globally respected environmental thinker and independent scientist who developed the Gaia theory. It follows a tumultuous few months in which public opinion on efforts to tackle climate change has been undermined by events such as the climate scientists' emails leaked from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the failure of the Copenhagen climate summit. "I don't think we're yet evolved to the point where we're clever enough to handle a complex a...
  • The trillion-dollar question is: who will now lead the climate battle? (The idiocy that won't die!)

    03/29/2010 2:39:15 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 16 replies · 553+ views
    The Observer via The Guardian ^ | 3/29/2010 | Paul Harris in New York, John Vidal and Robin McKie
    Political and business leaders gather this week in an attempt to revive the world's faltering challenge to global warming. But they face a battle to lift the cloud of scepticism that has descended over climate science and chart a new way forward. Some of the planet's most powerful paymasters will gather in London on Wednesday to discuss a nagging financial problem: how to raise a trillion dollars for the developing world. Those charged with achieving this daunting goal will include Gordon Brown, directors of several central banks, the billionaire philanthropist George Soros, the economist Lord (Nicholas) Stern and Larry Summers,...
  • Gulf Stream 'is not slowing down'

    03/29/2010 6:58:04 AM PDT · by Labour-Watch · 58 replies · 4,179+ views
    BBC ^ | 03/29/2010 | Richard Black, Environment Correspondent
    The Gulf Stream does not appear to be slowing down, say US scientists who have used satellites to monitor tell-tale changes in the height of the sea. Confirming work by other scientists using different methodologies, they found dramatic short-term variability but no longer-term trend. A slow-down - dramatised in the movie The Day After Tomorrow - is projected by some models of climate change. The research is published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The stream is a key process in the climate of western Europe, bringing heat northwards from the tropics and keeping countries such as the UK 4-6C...
  • UN Recruits George Soros to Help With Climate Financing

    03/28/2010 9:35:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 809+ views
    Pajamasmedia ^ | March 27th, 2010 3:46 pm | Claudia Rosett
    For all you folks out there who take an interest in the doings of George Soros, here’s one I missed a few weeks ago — but just came across while catching up on some UN press releases. On March 4, the UN announced that Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon had picked a panel of “high-level experts” to form a UN “Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing.” Their assignment is to help “mobilize” the funding promised at the Copenhagen Climate Carnival this past December. Here’s the list. It includes an interesting mix of public and private officials, ranging from the prime minister of Ethiopia, the president of...
  • Putting ClimateGate in perspective

    03/28/2010 12:42:55 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies · 321+ views
    JoNova ^ | March 29th, 2010 | joanne
    I attribute much of the recent rapid rise of the skeptics to the ongoing effects of ClimateGate. Yet, in a sense, the e-mails that were sprung from East Anglia did nothing more than confirm what most skeptics already suspected. Lawrence Solomon, author of The Deniers, has written an unusually good summary in the form of a speech for the Colorado Mining Association.With his permission, I’ve included my favourite points here, as well as a copy of the full speech. His blog is a part of the Energy Probe team. The Climategate emails confirmed much of what the sceptics had been saying for...
  • UN climate change chief Rajendra Pachauri says sorry — and switches to neutral

    03/27/2010 8:58:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 595+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | March 27, 2010 | Ben Webster, Environment Editor, and Hannah Devlin
    Rajendra Pachauri said he would focus in future on presenting the science on climate change rather than advocating policiesThe outspoken chairman of the UN’s climate change body is to adopt a neutral advisory role and has agreed to stop making statements demanding new taxes and other radical policies on cutting emissions. In an interview with The Times, Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, apologised for his organisation’s handling of complaints about errors in its report. He also apologised for describing as “voodoo science” an Indian Government report which challenged the IPCC’s claims about the rapid melting...
  • Global Warming : Condemn the IPCC

    03/27/2010 6:51:45 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 15 replies · 485+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | March 27, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    Yesterday, I wrote that the IPCC should be shut down and that the core conspirators should be hunted down and prosecuted. That commentary did not go far enough. To avoid break-down of the modern world, the IPCC must be condemned and steps taken to assure that similar activities are not started in the future. The IPCC agenda supports large-scale theft of public funding, a path to international economic chaos, and a plan for a New World Order devoid of freedom and effective democracy. These are issues often discussed and without a doubt pose a global threat. Another highly destructive...
  • The estimation of historical CO2 trajectories is indeterminate:

    03/27/2010 5:44:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 358+ views
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | March 23. 2010 | Craig Loehle, PhD,
    Loehle on Hoffman et al and CO2 trajectoriesCraig Loehle sends word of a new publication that looks at CO2 trajectories in the context of Hoffman et al. Excerpt posted below. A link to the full paper follows. THE ESTIMATION OF HISTORICAL CO2 TRAJECTORIES IS INDETERMINATE: COMMENT ON “A NEW LOOK AT ATMOSPHERIC CARBON DIOXIDE”Craig Loehle, PhD, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc., Naperville, IllinoisAtmospheric Environment doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.02.029 Figure 2: Projected exponential, quadratic, and saturating models compared to IPCC scenario values. Over the calibration period 1958-2009 the 3 models and data are indistinguishable from each other, but then diverge.AbstractA paper...
  • ‘Cap and Trade’ Loses Its Standing as Energy Policy of Choice

    03/26/2010 6:56:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies · 943+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 25, 2010 | John M. Broder
    Less than a year ago, cap and trade was the policy of choice for tackling climate change. Environmental groups and their foes in industry joined hands to embrace the approach, a market-driven system that sets a ceiling on global warming pollution while allowing companies to trade permits to meet it. President Obama praised it by name in his first budget, and the authors of the House climate and energy bill passed last June largely built their measure around it. Today, the concept is in wide disrepute, with opponents effectively branding it “cap and tax,” and Tea Party followers using it...
  • Now it's CowGate: expert report says claims of livestock causing global warming are false

    03/26/2010 11:59:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 53 replies · 773+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 25th, 2010 | Gerald Warner
    It is becoming difficult to keep pace with the speed at which the global warming scam is now unravelling. The latest reversal of scientific “consensus” is on livestock and the meat trade as a major cause of global warming – one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to eco-vegetarian cranks. Now a scientific report delivered to the American Chemical Society says it is nonsense. The Washington Times has called it “Cowgate”.The cow-burp hysteria reached a crescendo in 2006 when a United Nations report ominously entitled “Livestock’s Long Shadow” claimed: “The livestock sector is a major player, responsible for 18 per...
  • Global Warming on Trial

    03/19/2010 2:42:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 635+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2010 | Dexter Wright
    In 2005, the late Dr. Michael Crichton wrote a book of fiction called State of Fear. The plot of the storyline is the exposé of the fraudulent science behind the global warming theory in the middle of a fictitious court case. The book was a bestseller, and in a strange twist of circumstances, it landed Dr. Crichton in front of a Senate committee. Now it seems that life is indeed imitating art. In the past few years, there have been many court cases concerning the actions of governments to the alleged threat of global warming. The latest has been filed...
  • UN admits flaw in report on meat and climate change

    03/25/2010 7:58:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies · 666+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | March 25, 2010 | Alastair Jamieson
    A 2006 study, Livestock’s Long Shadow, claimed meat production was responsible for 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions – more than transport. Its conclusions were heralded by campaigners urging consumers to eat less meat to save the planet. Among those calling for a reduction in global meat consumption is Sir Paul McCartney.
  • Global Warming : Shut down the IPCC

    03/26/2010 6:20:21 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 15 replies · 493+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | March 26, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced yet another “flaw” in their reports. It's time – once and for all – to be very clear about the obvious. There are serious conclusions to be drawn from the fact that the “flaws” in the UN reports produced bias in only one direction. The latest announcement admits an error that supported Vegan propaganda against the meat industry. Researchers have also admitted that there is no scientifically supportable case for the IPCC's exaggerated worst-case sea-level rise (which by the way has been orders of magnitude lower than Al Gore's),...
  • Climate debate: opinion vs evidence ( Reason Free Zone? so says Joanne of JoNova )

    03/25/2010 1:18:31 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 398+ views
    abc.net.au ^ | 11 March 2010 | Stephan Lewandowsky
    What exactly is "balance"? Our society rightly strives for balance, and many issues are deservedly considered by presenting a balanced set of opinions. There are however clear cases in which the only balance that matters is the balance of evidence rather than of opinion: Serial killer Ivan Milat's protestations of innocence should not — and did not — balance the evidence arrayed against him. The desire to cure AIDS with garlic and beetroot does not balance the medical consensus that the disease is caused by HIV and can only be beaten by retroviral drugs. And the current wave of sensationalism...
  • Patrick J. Michaels: Endangered Findings - The unsettled state of EPA’s borrowed climate science.

    03/24/2010 1:36:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 336+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 24, 2010 | Patrick J. Michaels
    Endangered FindingsThe unsettled state of EPA’s borrowed climate science.  Now that health care is done (for the time being), expect global warming to be high on the Obama administration’s “to do” list. But cap-and-trade legislation and its alternative, a direct tax on carbon-based fuels, can’t be passed via “reconciliation” and are far short of the needed 60 Senate votes. As a result, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is itching to step in and dictate how and how much we can drive, fly, consume, or make. This the agency made clear in its “endangerment finding,” a necessary precursor to regulation, released...
  • Monckton attacks BYU on climate science

    03/24/2010 8:10:02 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 39 replies · 799+ views
    Mid Utah Radio.com ^ | March 24, 2010 | Bruce Mehew
    (OREM) – A former advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says scientists and the media have falsified data and exaggerated conclusions suggesting that mankind is behind climate change. Speaking at a forum at Utah Valley University on Tuesday, Lord Christopher Monckton attacked a Brigham Young University geochemistry professor and his colleagues, who have taken state lawmakers to task for over-relying on climate skeptics, like himself, for their information. He accused the BYU scientists of being terrified of “non-political” and scientific arguments refuting mainstream climate science and said “post-normal science” is being practiced the way science was done under Hitler’s...
  • Were Russian security services behind the leak of 'Climategate' emails?

    03/24/2010 1:34:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies · 411+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 06th December 2009 | Will Stewart and Martin Delgado
    Suspicions were growing last night that Russian security services were behind the leaking of the notorious British ‘Climategate’ emails which threaten to undermine tomorrow’s Copenhagen global warming summit. An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has discovered that the explosive hacked emails from the University of East Anglia were leaked via a small web server in the formerly closed city of Tomsk in Siberia. The leaks scandal has left the scientific community in disarray after claims that key climate change data was manipulated in the run-up to the climate change summit of world leaders.
  • Sen. Graham Peeved on Health Care but Will Stick With Climate Bill

    03/23/2010 5:52:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 146 replies · 3,368+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-03-23 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he is not abandoning negotiations on a comprehensive energy and climate bill even as he warns of partisan gridlock following the Democrats' push this week to pass health care reform. "It's going to make it very difficult to do anything complicated and controversial," Graham told reporters yesterday. "I'm still committed to trying to roll out a vision of how you can price carbon and make it business-friendly. We're still going to do that. ... But the truth of the matter is, I think you're going to find most of our colleagues around here risk adverse."...
  • Climategate: Alarmist Scientists Plan a Snow Job

    03/21/2010 7:13:16 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 14 replies · 552+ views
    CEI ^ | March 05, 2010 | Myron Ebell
    According to recently disclosed e-mails from a National Academies of Science listserv, prominent climate scientists affiliated with the U.S. National Academies of Science have been planning a public campaign to paper over the damaged reputation of global warming alarmism. Their scheme would involve officials at the National Academies and other professional associations producing studies to endorse the researchers’ pre-existing assumptions and create confusion about the revelations of the rapidly expanding “Climategate” scandal.The e-mails were first reported in a front-page story by Stephen Dinan in the Washington Times today. The Competitive Enterprise Institute has independently obtained copies of the e-mails. A...
  • When to Doubt a Scientific ‘Consensus’

    03/16/2010 5:53:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 478+ views
    The American ^ | March 16, 2010 | Jay Richards
    Anyone who has studied the history of science knows that scientists are not immune to the non-rational dynamics of the herd. A December 18 Washington Post poll, released on the final day of the ill-fated Copenhagen climate summit, reported “four in ten Americans now saying that they place little or no trust in what scientists have to say about the environment.” Nor is the poll an outlier. Several recent polls have found “climate change” skepticism rising faster than sea levels on Planet Algore (not to be confused with Planet Earth, where sea levels remain relatively stable).Many of the doubt-inducing climate...
  • The Warmers Strike Back

    03/17/2010 4:28:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 620+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2010 | Walter E. Williams
    Stephen Dinan's Washington Times article "Climate Scientist to Fight Back at Skeptics," (March 5, 2010) tells of a forthcoming campaign that one global warmer said needs to be "an outlandishly aggressively partisan approach" to gut the credibility of skeptics. "Climate scientists at the National Academy of Sciences say they are tired of 'being treated like political pawns' and need to fight back…" Part of their strategy is to form a nonprofit organization and use donations to run newspaper ads to criticize critics. Stanford professor and environmentalist Paul Ehrlich, in one of the e-mails obtained by the Washington Times said, "Most...
  • Gore admits fraud of Global Warming while maintaining more of the same

    03/12/2010 7:41:18 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 4 replies · 391+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 3/12/10 | alaphiah
    Like Global Warming is Climate Change, to Al Gore and Dr. Rajendra Pachauri Scientific Fraud is just a mistake, which they intend to perpetrate whether or not their claims prove to be fraudulent. Gore admitted that the climate panel published (in his words) a flawed overestimate of an alleged Himalayas glacier melting rate. And he admitted that Prof. Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia did not comply with the British freedom of information law. But according to Gore these things are mistakes, they’re just misunderstandings. Yeah it’s been all one great big misunderstand right Mr. Gore? If left...
  • New study debunks myths about Amazon rain forests (IPCC myth)

    03/11/2010 3:09:19 PM PST · by decimon · 12 replies · 358+ views
    Boston University Medical Center ^ | Mar 11, 2010 | Unknown
    They may be more tolerant of droughts than previously thought(Boston) -- A new NASA-funded study has concluded that Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to a previously published report and claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. "We found no big differences in the greenness level of these forests between drought and non-drought years, which suggests that these forests may be more tolerant of droughts than we previously thought," said Arindam Samanta, the study's lead author from Boston University. The comprehensive study published in the current...
  • Climate of fear

    03/11/2010 2:24:42 PM PST · by DrDavid · 35 replies · 746+ views
    Climate scientists are on the defensive, knocked off balance by a re-energized community of global-warming deniers who, by dominating the media agenda, are sowing doubts about the fundamental science. Most researchers find themselves completely out of their league in this kind of battle because it's only superficially about the science. The real goal is to stoke the angry fires of talk radio, cable news, the blogosphere and the like, all of which feed off of contrarian story lines and seldom make the time to assess facts and weigh evidence. Civility, honesty, fact and perspective are irrelevant. Worse, the onslaught seems...
  • Big G panics--The higher-ups of the AGW movement, aka Goliath, sense that something is amiss.

    03/11/2010 1:38:33 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 577+ views
    WattsupWithThat.com ^ | March 11, 2010 | Harold Ambler
    The higher-ups of the AGW movement, aka Goliath, sense that something is amiss.A new editorial in Nature is startling for what it reveals, especially the fact Paul Ehrlich is a go-to figure about how hard scientists have it when it comes to media access.Ehrlich is an individual who became an international celebrity by spinning one frightening story after another (about the death of the oceans, for one thing) who maintains, with a straight face, that he and his fellow scientists have an unfair disadvantage in communicating their side of the climate debate.He is quoted by Nature as saying, regarding the...
  • Americans' Global Warming Concerns Continue to Drop ( global warming is exaggerated )

    03/11/2010 10:35:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies · 891+ views
    Gallup ^ | March 11, 2010 | Frank Newport
    Multiple indicators show less concern, more feelings that global warming is exaggerated PRINCETON, NJ -- Gallup's annual update on Americans' attitudes toward the environment shows a public that over the last two years has become less worried about the threat of global warming, less convinced that its effects are already happening, and more likely to believe that scientists themselves are uncertain about its occurrence. In response to one key question, 48% of Americans now believe that the seriousness of global warming is generally exaggerated, up from 41% in 2009 and 31% in 1997, when Gallup first asked the question.These results...
  • ‘Something rotten’ at the core of climate science

    03/02/2010 3:40:00 PM PST · by pissant · 14 replies · 671+ views
    First Post (UK) ^ | 3/2/10 | Tim Edwards
    The Institute of Physics, which represents 36,000 physicists across Britain and the world, has told a Commons inquiry into Climategate that the controversial emails at the centre of the storm represent "prima facie evidence of determined and co-ordinated refusals to comply with honourable scientific traditions". In short, the IoP has called into question the integrity of the entire field of climate change. The Commons science and technology committee is interviewing key climate scientists and global warming sceptics. The standard of the interrogation on the first day was tame and the protagonists merely restated their arguments. The star witness, Professor Phil...
  • Review of U.N. panel's report on climate change won't reexamine errors

    03/10/2010 11:30:40 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies · 427+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, March 11, 2010 | David A. Fahrenthold
    An outside review of a U.N. panel -- promised after flaws were uncovered in the panel's most recent report on climate change -- will not recheck that report's conclusions and will instead focus on improving procedures for the future, officials said Wednesday. U.N. officials defended their decision, saying that there is still no reason to doubt the most important conclusions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In a landmark report in 2007, the panel found "unequivocal" evidence that the climate was warming. "Let me be clear: The threat posed by climate change is real," Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said...
  • The Logarithmic Effect of Carbon Dioxide

    03/10/2010 12:30:14 AM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 1,063+ views
    Watts Up With That ^ | March 8, 2010 | David Archibald
    The greenhouse gasses keep the Earth 30° C warmer than it would otherwise be without them in the atmosphere, so instead of the average surface temperature being -15° C, it is 15° C. Carbon dioxide contributes 10% of the effect so that is 3° C. The pre-industrial level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was 280 ppm. So roughly, if the heating effect was a linear relationship, each 100 ppm contributes 1° C. With the atmospheric concentration rising by 2 ppm annually, it would go up by 100 ppm every 50 years and we would all fry as per the...