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Monday Mirthiness – ‘Adrift – living on an iceberg for a year’ guy Alex Bellini drives an SUV to highlight his ‘concern about climate change’

You really can’t make this stuff up. The guy actually uses an SUV to advertise this climate stunt. See the photo below. The Guardian reported in 2003: “We want the SUV to epitomise greed, waste and global climate change. We feel that if we galvanise a movement and keep a discussion going, if we make…

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New paper on ‘the pause’ says it is 19 years at surface and 16-26 years at the lower troposphere

Marcel Crok tips me via Twitter that a new analysis of ‘the pause’ by Dr. Ross McKittrick has given some new numbers for the different temperature datasets. It was published in the Open Journal of Statistics The RSS satellite dataset says: The paper: McKitrick, R. (2014) HAC-Robust Measurement of the Duration of a Trendless Subsample…

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Great moments in climate prediction: ‘World will warm faster than predicted in next five years, study warns’

That now failed headline is from Duncan Clark in the Guardian. And, for good measure he added: New estimate based on the forthcoming upturn in solar activity and El Niño southern oscillation cycles is expected to silence global warming sceptics Just a few small problems there: Climategate gave skeptics a worldwide voice and stage Actual…

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Alarmism Warning – Preliminary Monthly Global Sea Surface Temperatures at Record High Levels

Guest post by Bob Tisdale. Preliminary Note:  An “alarmism warning” indicates alarmism is imminent.  On the other hand, an “alarmism watch” indicates alarmism might occur, but that’s all the time. We’re not just talking a record high for the month of August…we’re talking a record high for any month during the satellite era.  I suspect…

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Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a ‘pause’ and other studies suggest ice melt isn’t the only factor

From the University of Southampton A new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm. Researchers at the University of Southampton detected the rapid rise in sea-level…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #143

The Week That Was: 2014-08-30 (August 30, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) A Hint of Desperation? The synthesis report of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) has been…