Daily Archives: April 18, 2011

And now…something refreshing

Time to take a break from global warming. Link to the full video follows. Terje Sorgjerd writes: This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide. Spain´s highest mountain @(3715m) is one … Continue reading

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Summary of the April 14-16 US tornado outbreak

While Mike Smith over at Meteorological Musings has a great post on predicting the recent tornado outbreak in the eastern USA, NOAA has this postmortem summary of the event below, complete with video and animations.  See at the bottom of … Continue reading

Posted in thunderstorms, tornadoes, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Another inconvenient web posting “disappeared”

Revkin of NYT takes back his statement that skeptics are more knowledgeable about the science From “the Hockey Schtick“ Tom Nelson featured a surprising quote from warmist/alarmist Andrew Revkin of the New York Times in the article Climate, Communication and … Continue reading

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New paleo study “leaves” me skeptical of the claim

From Baylor University, a suggestion that leaves are a better paleo-proxy than tree-rings: New Baylor Research Shows Using Leaves’ Characteristics Improves Accuracy Measuring Past Climates NSF-funded study shows high promise for new method to estimate temperature, precipitation for ancient ecosystems … Continue reading

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Charles Manson becomes an advocate for global warming

From the Daily Mail, probably the worst alliance you could hope for if you are in the global warming movement. Manson says in a from prison interview: ‘Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to … Continue reading

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More on land use change affecting temperatures

Pursuant to the story on sugarcane cooling the local climate, here are two posts from Dr. Roger Pielke Senior that show the effects of land use change in other venues. ============================================================== Excellent Presentation Of Land Use/Land Cover Effects On Climate … Continue reading

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Another significant land use effect found – sugar cane

It has long been known that changes in land use can affect local temperatures. Switching from forest to pastureland to a concrete jungle has a measurable effect. Here, we see that the type of crop associated has a dramatic effect: … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Land use land cover change | Tagged , | 106 Comments