Bad battery “karma” – Taxpayers’ Green ‘Investment’ in Battery Company Withers

By Paul Chesser, National Legal & Policy Center A123 Systems – the taxpayer-funded electric vehicle battery manufacturer that famously shipped duds to Fisker Automotive, which caused one of its luxurious Karma EVs to shut down just before a Consumer Reports test – is now the defendant in an investor class action lawsuit and its stock…

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Climate Craziness of the Week: ‘$300 gets you a hockey stick signed by Mike Mann’

You just have to laugh. Scott Mandia aka “SuperMandia” (seen at left) outdoes himself with a new level of craziness. And here we thought Mike Mann really didn’t like hockey stick icons: “I always thought it was somewhat misplaced to make it a central icon of the climate change debate,” [Mann] said. Source: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/06/29/mann-says-hockey-stick-icon-is-misplaced/ Hold…

NWS Dallas on yesterday’s tornado outbreak – just another statistic, no mention of “global warming”

Paul Homewood advises of this report just up on the National Weather Service Dallas website: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/2012/20120403-summary.pdf I’ve extracted and posted it below: Summary: A full assessment of the events of April 3, 2012 is not complete. However, we can review the NOAA/NWS/SPC historical tornado record for some insight into these recent tornado events in the…

Why mitigating CO2 emissions is cost-ineffective

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley A couple of weeks ago I appeared before the California State Assembly and told legislators that the cost of the State’s cap-and-trade legislation, which comes into full effect in August this year, will be $450 billion over a decade. This was a deliberate underestimate. I bent over backward to see…

Roy Spencer’s UAH report for March

See also Dr. Christy’s report from yesterday here UAH Global Temperature Update for March 2012: +0.11 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly jumped up in March, 2012, to +0.11 deg. C. as La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean waned (click on the image for the full-size version):