Quote of the week – Australian gassing edition

Friends, prepare yourselves for this stunning collection of logic, green thinking, and simple unvarnished, outright hatred. Should we be thinking about getting ourselves off to secure locations in light of this? /sarc Simon from Australian Climate Madness makes note of this from the Herald Sun, which is complicit (and editorially bankrupt) in printing this article…

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Newsbytes: not everybody believes the new Mann sea level study

Via Dr. Benny Peiser at The Global Warming Policy Foundation: New Sea-Level Study Divides Climate Researchers For the first time, researchers have reconstructed the rise in sea level over the last 2000 years. Their conclusion: Never before have sea levels risen as fast since the beginning of industrialisation. But critics fault the study with resting…

NASA’s Hansen asked to account for outside activities

Gavin Schmidt’s time spent on editing realclimate.org during working hours apparently was the trigger for a broader investigation. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Contacts: Christopher Horner, chris.horner@atinstitute.org  Paul Chesser, paul.chesser@atinstitute.org ATI Law Center Asks Court to Force NASA to Produce Ethics-Related, Outside Employment Records of Dr. James Hansen The American Tradition Institute’s Environmental…

Cryosat produces its first Arctic ice thickness map

From the European Space Agency (ESA): New ice thickness map of the Arctic unveiled The first map of sea-ice thickness from ESA’s CryoSat mission was revealed today at the Paris Air and Space Show. This new information is set to change our understanding of the complex relationship between ice and climate. From an altitude of…

NOAA chief – agency unprepared for Arctic forecast duty

From NOAA: U.S. unprepared for changes in Arctic ice McClatchy Newspapers Excerpts: WASHINGTON — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is being inundated with requests for weather and ice forecasts as well as navigation information about the Arctic, but isn’t able to provide all of the information that the Coast Guard, industries and native Alaskans…