President no longer worried about CO2: focus on alternative energy is economic says Obama, no mention of climate

Guest post by Alec Rawls “President no longer worried about CO2!” That’s what the headlines should have read last week after Obama presented an elaborate argument that alternative energy is the only viable response to high energy prices without ever once mentioning CO2, global warming or climate change. Instead, he presented the need to lessen…

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CRU’s new CRUTem4, hiding the decline yet again

Over at JunkScience.com Steve Milloy writes: Skeptic Setback? ‘New’ CRU data says world has warmed since 1998 But not in a statistically significant way. Gerard Wynn writes at Reuters: Britain’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), which for years maintained that 1998 was the hottest year, has published new data showing warmer years since, further undermining a…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: By endorsing the IPCC reports, governments acknowledge the authority of their scientific content. The work of the organization is therefore policy-relevant and yet policy-neutral, never policy-prescriptive. IPCC statement. [Boldface added. H/t Donna Laframboise] http://www.ipcc.ch/organization/organization.shtml#.T1t8L_EgdWU ################################################### Number of the Week: $17,000,000,000 (est.) ################################################### THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science…

Lower Climate Sensitivity Estimates: New Good News

Guest post by Chip Knappenberger, republished with permission from Master Resource (now on WUWT’s blogroll) “A collection of research results have been published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature in recent months that buoys my hopes for a low-end climate sensitivity.” One of the key pieces to the anthropogenic climate/environment change puzzle is the magnitude of…

Geomagnetic data reveal unusual nature of recent solar minimum

From the American Geophysical Union weekly highlights: Key Points Minimum 23-24 showed recurrence intervals of 9.0 and 6.7-d Historical geomagnetic activity data show that minimum 23-24 was unusual The heliosphere during minimum 23-24 had unusual sectorial structure Since the mid-1800s, scientists have been systematically measuring changes in the Earth’s magnetic field and the occurrence of…