Daily Archives: September 1, 2011

Forget CO2 and Milankovitch cycles, new study says dust in the wind drives climate

From the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona  a suggestion that ocean CO2 sequestration  is driven by iron laden dust blown into the oceans that cause phytoplankton blooms, resulting in the ocean as a CO2 sink. It’s another take on the proposed … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate News | 64 Comments

NIPCC, Gleick, heads, sand, water bottles, and all that

I’m sure Bishop Hill won’t mind if I pinch this, it shows a rather head in the sand attitude that pervades the people who get money to study global warming, such as the Pacific Institute’s Dr. Peter Gleick. I agree … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion, Satire | 83 Comments

Tropical Storm Irene

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach When is a hurricane not a hurricane? Well, when it doesn’t blow 64 knots (33 m/sec, 74 mph), because then it’s only a tropical storm. Inspired by a post over at the Cliff Mass Weather … Continue reading

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Nir Shaviv on the CLOUD experiment, worth a read

Israeli Astrophysicist Dr. Nir Shaviv posted a guest essay at Luboš Motl The Reference Frame titled: The CLOUD is clearing In a nutshell he’s saying that cosmic ray flux modulated by solar variability has a strong place right alongside CO2, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cosmic rays, Solar | 174 Comments

Reasons to be a Global Warming Skeptic

[Note: Charlie Martin of the PJ Tattler graciously agrees to have this reprinted here. While he’s taken a bit of artistic license with some claims, such as the “big oil coupon” claim, the gist of it sums up well, but … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 101 Comments

Newsbytes: Green crash and burn accelerating

By Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF Organizers of the London 2012 Olympic Games dropped a plan to cut carbon emissions during the sporting showcase, abandoning a pledge made when it defeated eight other cities to host the event. Games … Continue reading

Posted in Newsbytes | 24 Comments

Hurricane Fatalities, 1900–2010: Update

by Indur M. Goklany Much to my surprise, I heard from NHC’s Dr. Eric Blake today on the fatalities data for hurricanes. I was sure he would take a break to catch his breath after Irene (and before Katia), and … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes | 54 Comments