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. This prevents the unjustified exaggerations that result from a short-term view of an issue. Take…

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 to accumulate during warm summer weather instead of being blown out to sea. The international…

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 actual data as measured up to now (May 2011). Figure2: Comparison of yearly HadCru &…

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 the scientific publication process as compared with results that reinforce the consensus view. In this case,…

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, June 7, 2011 The present rate of greenhouse carbon dioxide emissions through fossil fuel burning…

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 night. Lord Turnbull – who served Tony Blair as Cabinet Secretary from 2002 to 2005…