Daily Archives: February 11, 2011

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New independent surface temperature record in the works

Good news travels fast. I’m a bit surprised to see this get some early coverage, as the project isn’t ready yet. However since it has been announced by press, I can tell you that this project is partly a reaction … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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