Daily Archives: October 10, 2011

BBC: The Little Ice Age was all about solar UV variability… wasn’t an ice age at all

Mike Bromley writes in: BBC has the explanation for the European LIA… it wasn’t really an ice age at all.   See this strange quote. About these ads

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Weekly energy and climate news roundup

Quote of the Week: ‘Oil and gas will be important for the next few years. But we need to go on to green and alternative energy. [Energy] Secretary [Steven] Chu has assured me that within five years, we can have … Continue reading

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“…the world’s only structure for curbing greenhouse gas emissions appears about to crumble”

Uh oh. From the NYT, a harbinger of failure. But then again looking at Copenhagen and Cancun, why should this meeting in Durban be any different? Nations Heading to Durban Climate Talks Remain Deeply Divided – NYTimes.com U.N. climate chief … Continue reading

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New Climate Scare: Europe May be Facing Return Of ‘Little Ice Age’

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation Britain should brace itself for another freezing winter with the return of La Niña, a climate phenomenon known to disrupt global weather, ministers have warned. The warning coincides with … Continue reading

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NSF just now figures out Archimedes’ buoyancy principle

Just like Archimedes discovered millennia ago, it is well known today that the Arctic ice cap displaces it’s own weight in the water so that when it melts it will not cause a rise in global sea level. Surprisingly, the … Continue reading

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Rare earths rock green tech and geopolitics

From the Geological Society of America: Critical Minerals Ignite Geopolitical Storm For Immediate Release 10 October 2011 GSA Release No. 11-66 The clean energy economy of the future hinges on a lot of things, chief among them the availability of the … Continue reading

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