Daily Archives: November 15, 2010

Quote of the Week – 20/20 hindsight

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr writes in the “$82 billion prediction” post Katrina: The Sarasota Herald-Tribune has an revealing article today about the creation in 2006 of a “short-term” hurricane risk prediction from a company called Risk Management Solutions.  The Herald-Tribune … Continue reading

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Posted in Forecasting, hurricanes, Quote of the Week | 38 Comments

French give the boot to the “Super Ministry of Environment”

From Pierre Gosselins “No Tricks Zone”, some encouraging news; the French have surrendered to common sense. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has pulled the plug on the French prestige project, a super ministry of environment, dubbed “Medad” (Ministère du Développement durable). … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Politics | 62 Comments

The Constructal Law of Flow Systems

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach One of the most fundamental and far-reaching discoveries in modern thermodynamics is the Constructal Law (see the wiki entry as well). It was first formulated by Adrian Bejan in 1996. In one of his descriptions, … Continue reading

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Himilayan Melting Glacier Alarm Version 2.0

No mention of the IPCC’s flawed 2035 date, but still many of the same talking points are used. It pays to recycle I suppose. This statement: “But climate change is still happening and we do need to prepare for it. … Continue reading

Posted in Glaciers, IPCC | 83 Comments

Complaints against Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

WUWT readers may remember Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg from when I had a tussle with him during my speaking tour in Australia in Brisbane. Then, the good professor thought his opinion so important, that he disrupted the meeting and hogged the … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, media, Opinion | 63 Comments

Climate Craziness of the Week: Amusment park or Ecopolis?

I can see where something like this might work as a resort. But 250 million “climate refugees”? Really? From job-maldives.com where they are “celebrating three years of service”: LILYPAD, A FLOATING ECOPOLIS FOR CLIMATICAL REFUGEES 2100, a large crowd of … Continue reading

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Inconvenient eco bags – now with lead

From the New York Times: Even Reusable Bags Carry Environmental Risk By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM They dangle from the arms of many New Yorkers, a nearly ubiquitous emblem of empathy with the environment: synthetic, reusable grocery bags, another must-have accessory … Continue reading

Posted in Current News, Environment | 79 Comments

A suggestion to Dr. James Hansen: go protest coal in China

Over at the Air Vent, Jeff Id has a very interesting story by Roddy Campbell, and in particular one graph that struck me as thought provoking. When I first saw it, these two stories immediately came to mind: Breaking: NASA … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | 105 Comments