BREAKING: House bill unveiled late Friday cuts EPA budget by $3 billion, blocks funding for all current and pending EPA climate regulations for stationary CO2 source

The Hill E2 wire reports: House GOP spending bill prohibits funding for EPA climate regs By Andrew Restuccia – 02/11/11 07:33 PM ET A government spending bill unveiled Friday night by House Republicans would prohibit funding for Environmental Protection Agency climate regulations through September of this year. The continuing resolution, which would fund the government…

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New paper: “unlikely that man-made global warming would cause a permanent El Niño state”

From the UK another paper with some pragmatic analysis, coupled with some rhetoric on sea ice: Arctic climate variation under ancient greenhouse conditions Tiny organisms preserved in marine sediments hold clues about Arctic climate variation during an ancient episode of greenhouse warming. Based on reconstructions of Arctic climate variability in the greenhouse world of the…

O’Donnell Responds to Steig

From Climate Audit, more on the ongoing Antarctic kerfluffle. By Ryan O’Donnell Subsequent to my post on Feb 7, 2010 here, Eric Steig informed me by email that he had not seen our Response to his Third Review, as I had previously assumed. I apologize for my misunderstanding on this point, which was, however, incidental…

The benefits of Carbon Dioxide

The Science and Public Policy Institute has released a ground-breaking book chronicling the many benefits of atmospheric CO2 concentrations.  The 55 benefits discussed are drawn exclusively on the peer-reviewed literature. Many books and reports rail against mankind’s usage of fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil because of the carbon dioxide or CO2 that…