Daily Archives: April 4, 2012

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Spencer’s posited 1-2% cloud cover variation found

In a nutshell, with a −1.6%per decade change in cloud cover during 1954–2005, it becomes a climate forcing. While China is not the world, it bears consideration. The Hockey Schtick reports: New paper finds significant, natural decrease in cloudiness over … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A new paper in Nature suggests CO2 leads temperature, but has some serious problems

This is an attempt to redefine the graph made famous by Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth that showed temperature leading CO2. From a press release embargoed until 1PM EST 4/4: Work that may clarify the relationship between carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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UC Berkeley study: switch to nuclear from coal in the West

From the University of California – Berkeley while China (and Slovenia if Jim Hansen will shut up) surges ahead with coal power generation, some scholars are fretting over meeting carbon emissions targets. On the plus side, they advocate for nuclear … Continue reading

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The National Wildlife Federation Jumps The Shark

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach SOURCE It doesn’t happen often … some would say not often enough … but I’m speechless.

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UAH Global Temperature anomaly up in March at 0.11°C

Global Temperature Report: March 2012 U.S. hits record highs in March, Iowa is ‘warmest’ place on Earth Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.13 C per decade March temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.11 C (about 0.20 degrees Fahrenheit) … Continue reading

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