Daily Archives: June 9, 2011

The Long View of Feeding the Planet

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach People have short memories. One of the things that I have learned in this game is to start any particular quest by finding the longest continuous records and look at them to understand the situation. … Continue reading

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Look out Portland, “climate disruption” sending waves of refugees your way

So far, the only climate refugees I’ve ever seen in reality are the ones that travel from NYC, Boston, Minneapolis, and other cold winter locations to escape to Florida and Arizona during November-March. I have to laugh at this though:

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One more reason to say asphalt affects local weather

Paved surfaces can foster build-up of polluted air From the National Center for Atmospheric Research BOULDER—New research focusing on the Houston area suggests that widespread urban development alters weather patterns in a way that can make it easier for pollutants … Continue reading

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Comparing IPCC 1990 predictions with 2011 data

Submitted by Dr. Clive Best The first IPCC report in 1990 chaired by Prof. Houghton made a prediction for  a rise in global temperatures of 1.1 degrees C from 1990 until 2030. This prediction can now be compared with the … Continue reading

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Lindzen on getting the “special treatment” for publishing papers

Lindzen-Choi ‘Special Treatment’: Is Peer Review Biased Against Nonalarmist Climate Science? by Chip Knappenberger [Editor’s note: The following material was supplied to us by Dr. Richard Lindzen as an example of how research that counters climate-change alarm receives special treatment in … Continue reading

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Paleopessimism by Proxy

Carbon release and global warming now and in the ancient past From the National Oceanography Centre Our findings suggest that humankind may be causing atmospheric carbon dioxide to increase at rates never previously seen on Earth – Dr Ian Harding, … Continue reading

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Ministers Fall For Climate Folly, Warns Ex-Civil Service Chief

Newsbytes by Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF Politicians and Whitehall mandarins are pandering to global warming ‘alarmists’ and consigning Britain to a future of inflated fuel bills and economic misery, the former head of the Civil Service warned last … Continue reading

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CAGW – the pessimists choice

Submitted by Professor Bob Ryan The debate between advocates of CAGW and ‘sceptics’ is a rerun of an old argument between those who take a pessimistic and those who take an optimistic view of humanity.  Following the collapse of communism … Continue reading

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Crater Lake USHCN weather station – the GISS removal

Readers may recall I wrote in this article about my family memorial day excursion to Crater Lake: Crater Lake happens to have a USHCN weather station, and it is one of the few stations that GISS excludes (they have an … Continue reading

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Silly Nazi hijinks: let’s tattoo deniers “for the grandchildren”

Guest post by Alec Rawls Richard “bonehead” Glover, radio talker and 20 year columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald, dares to be outrageously conventional: Surely it’s time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies. There … Continue reading

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