Daily Archives: March 19, 2012

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 … Continue reading

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“The end for small glaciers” or anthropogenic circular reasoning?

Guest Post by David Middleton Breathtaking news from Nature… Published online 9 January 2011 | Nature News The end for small glaciers IPCC estimates of sea level rise corroborated, but large ice sheets might endure. Richard A. Lovett New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.” … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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