Monthly Archives: November 2010

Cancun: the rationing rationalizing

Well the Telegraph article on rationing our modern lifestyle to reduce CO2 has made some waves since I covered it yesterday, fortunately it has not affected the attendees at Cancun. See the video below. About these ads

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Greenpeace’s Free Climate Pedometers at COP16

This is curious. Greenpeace is giving away free pedometers at COP16 in Cancun. Watch the video below. I don’t really understand the point of all this, except maybe its some sort of guilt over the limousine largess from COP15 in … Continue reading

Posted in Cancun Climate Conference, Ridiculae | 76 Comments

What really goes on at COP16 in Cancun

I’m really disappointed that I didn’t get the “fossil of the day” award. Watch the presentation at COP16 and get some popcorn.

Posted in Cancun Climate Conference | 163 Comments

Tempest in a teapot: International team of scientists describes swirling natural phenomena

Via press release: (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists can use cylinders as small as teapots to study the mechanisms involved in powerful hurricanes and other swirling natural phenomena. The earth’s atmosphere and its molten outer core have one thing in … Continue reading

Posted in Puzzling things, Science | 87 Comments

University of Colorado and NASA Research Center to Study Sun’s Effects on Earth’s Climate

CU-NASA Research Center to Study Sun’s Effects on Earth’s Climate Image of sun courtesy of NASA. The University of Colorado at Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., today announced the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 148 Comments

Curious weather on Jupiter

From NASA’s APOD: Dark Belt Reappearing on Jupiter Credit: NASA’s JPL, U. Oxford, UC Berkeley, Gemini Obs. (North), USC Philippines Explanation: Why are planet-circling clouds disappearing and reappearing on Jupiter? Although the ultimate cause remains unknown, planetary meteorologists are beginning … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Space | 42 Comments

New book: Slaying the Sky Dragon

I have not read this book, but it has been raising some volume in Skeptic websites. What strikes me is the number of authors, it has (9 by my count). Strangely, one of the authors, Oliver K. Manuel,  is a … Continue reading

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During Cancun COP16 – calls for a return to WWII style rationing

My parents used to talk about rationing during the war with great apprehension. Clearly the nutters in and supporting Cancun are clueless as to how such a scheme would be viewed by the public. My inbox has lit up today … Continue reading

Posted in Cancun Climate Conference | 190 Comments

Overshoot and Undershoot

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Today I thought I’d discuss my research into what is put forward as one of the key pieces of evidence that GCMs (global climate models) are able to accurately reproduce the climate. This is the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 81 Comments

The little conference that can can’t

Josh, of Cartoons by Josh has a take on the attendance of COP16 at Cancun, said to be down more than 50% over last year’s COP15 shindig in Copenhagen.

Posted in Cancun Climate Conference, Humor, Satire | 57 Comments

NOAA’s End Game on the 2010 Hurricane Season

NOAA press release below, gotta love the word “onslaught” added for dramatic effect. I’m sure Ryan Maue’s end season summary of hurricane ACE (Accumulated Cyclone Energy) for the 2010 will be forthcoming soon. – Anthony Extremely Active Atlantic Hurricane Season … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes | 59 Comments

CARB delays proposed “false statements” discussion

Readers may recall this story on WUWT: Surreality: CARB contemplating a “skeptical science” regulation with penalties I wrote that: Of course, it’s OK if CARB makes a 340% error of their own while using false data to impose their will … Continue reading

Posted in Government idiocy, Uncategorized | 40 Comments

Climate Craziness Cools In Cancun

The weather isn’t so hot, either. Editorial from: The Washington Times, 29 November 2010 Today, U.N. negotiators will begin two weeks of meetings in Cancun, Mexico, looking for a way to move the climate action agenda forward, impose global carbon emissions caps … Continue reading

Posted in Cancun Climate Conference, Opinion | 82 Comments

Hypocrisy meter pegged at the New York Times

UPDATE: Andrew Revkin responds with an update on Dot Earth, which I repeat here. He now agrees that privacy expectations were not justified in the UEA Climategate emails. Perhaps now we’ll see some discussions of them, with publications of selected … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, media | 172 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) On Monday, the 16th Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Climate Change Convention will meet in Cancun to produce yet another scheme to replace the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News Roundup | 24 Comments

IPCC head Pachauri booted from “Global Thinkers” list

Though, he still has a chance at being on the Best Smutty Romance Novel Writers of 2010 list. Click for more photos from his book release. Tom Nelson writes: What a difference a year makes: [IPCC head] Pachauri was allegedly … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 44 Comments

The UK Met Office “Winter Forecast” – fail or faux?

Have a look at these two juxtaposed news clips from the UK Daily Mail, one from October 28th, 2010, the other from November 28th, 2010.

Posted in Forecasting | 206 Comments

Freaking out about NYC sea level rise is easy to do when you don’t pay attention to history

One of the more common visual tactics used by AGW proponents to scare people into thinking that AGW induced sea level rise is a big threat is to show altered photographs and GIS models of a city near the ocean … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Sea level | 85 Comments