Daily Archives: April 6, 2012

The ugly battle between rural residents and alternative energy mandates in California

Seems the Mojave evictions WERE to make way for solar and wind projects Guest post by Alec Rawls In 2006 California’s Senate Bill 107 codified a requirement that by 2010 all electricity retailers in the state were to procure 20% … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate ugliness, Energy, Government idiocy, solar power, wind power | Tagged , , , , , , , | 123 Comments

Another half-done press release – where’s the science citation?

From the University of Massachusetts at Amherst , another highly speculative modeling based press release that doesn’t even bother to give the name of the paper or any resources connected to it. This “science by press release” without providing the … Continue reading

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Heartland Institute to Host Seventh International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago

Peter Gleick ‘Fakegate’ Scandal, Debates on Latest Climate Science Featured What: Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-7) Theme: Real Science, Real Choices Where: Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL When: Monday, May 21 – Wednesday, May 23, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 31 Comments

More uncertainty about warming – Study: Impact of warming climate doesn’t always translate to streamflow

From an OSU press release: CORVALLIS, Ore. – An analysis of 35 headwater basins in the United States and Canada found that the impact of warmer air temperatures on streamflow rates was less than expected in many locations, suggesting that … Continue reading

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Shakun on our wobbly world’s precession, ocean CO2 fizzing, the last ice age, and all that

It seems that the author of the recent paper in Nature (Shakun et al ) says that the Earth’s wobble was a contributor for ending the ice age, but won’t go so far as to call it the trigger. But … Continue reading

Posted in Antarctic, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , | 76 Comments

A reply to Shakun et al – Dr. Munchausen Explains Science By Proxy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study entitled “Global warming preceded by increasing carbon dioxide concentrations during the last deglaciation”, Shakun et al. (paywalled, hereinafter Shakun2012). The paper claims to show that in the warming since the last … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Paleoclimatology, Proxies | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 193 Comments

UK government trying to kill the FOI act

I guess Climategate really put a burr under their saddle. Bishop Hill writes: As it becomes clear that there will be a determined step by bureaucrats to neuter the FOI Act by introducing charges, it is increasingly important that the … Continue reading

Posted in FOI, Government idiocy | Tagged , , , | 27 Comments

Bizarre: Carbon footprint used to deny medical visit

I kept hoping that this was a terrible mistake, and that the story would be retracted. Alas, it seems to be be all too real, and an insult to the Hippocratic Oath. From the Telegraph (UK) An elderly woman was … Continue reading

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