Daily Archives: March 21, 2012

Really? – Energy requirements make Antarctic fur seal pups vulnerable to climate change

From the University of Chicago Press Journals, a bizarre claim that less than 1C of warming globally in the last century, and essentially no change at all in Antarctica, will somehow change the weather in Antarctica and make it harder … Continue reading

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Ambler’s rebuttal to Mann in the Wall Street Journal

Guest post by Harold Ambler The reasons that climatologist Michael Mann is as successful as he is are multiple: 1. He told the United Nations something that it was dying to hear (he offered certainty when all else saw uncertainty) 2. … Continue reading

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Monckton addresses California Assembly Committee

This was a live blog of this event held at the State Capital in committee, meeting room 127. Brevity is due to blogging on my cell phone. Live Blogging Maintenance guy adjusting thermostat down to keep people from keeling over … Continue reading

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The heavy cost of a non-problem

Testimony of The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley California State Assembly 21 March 2012 IN the 6 decades since 1950 the world has warmed at a rate equivalent to 2 F°/century. The IPCC’s central estimate is that in the 9 decades … Continue reading

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Scafetta’s new paper attempts to link climate cycles to planetary motion

Nicola Scafetta sent me this paper yesterday, and I read it with interest, but I have a number of reservations about it, not the least of which is that it is partially based on the work of Landscheidt and the … Continue reading

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Study: it takes 10 units of alternative electricity sources to offset 1 unit of fossil fuel-generated power

From the University of Oregon a clue as to why green energy isn’t making much inroads. For example, compare these findings to what we learned recently from Matt Ridley about the big fat zero of wind power in the bigger … Continue reading

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Climate Science From the Onion?

Guest post by Dr. Patrick Michaels Three items appeared last week that make me wonder if The Onion is surreptitiously acquiring science journals and trade publications. Here’s what one, “ScienceNordic” says it does on its home page: Our team of … Continue reading

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