As if Greece didn’t already have enough trouble: in the Greek isles, a volcano has awakened

From the AGU Geophysical Research Letters: Recent geodetic unrest at Santorini Caldera Key Points Santorini is deforming appreciably for the 1st time since its last eruption A dense GPS network has unprecedented data coverage Activity is centered in the region that blew-out in the 1650 BC Minoan Eruption In 1650 B.C.E., a series of massive…

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Facts about the “Forecast the Facts” campaign – they’re just another paid mouthpiece of the Center for American Progress

I’ve talked about the slimy “Forecast the Facts” campaign before, where they are attempting to label your local TV weatherperson/meteorologist as a “denier” and pressure TV station management into making that person “toe the line” by having a bunch of fake form letters sent by “local viewers”.  It is simply paid astroturfing. For example, look…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.” — James Madison…

NewsBytes: Britain’s Anti-Green Rollback Accelerating

NewsBytes from Dr. Benny Peiser of the GWPF ‘Chris Huhne’s Zealous Ambition Is Being Reined Back’ Ministers are preparing to veto major new wind farms in the British countryside and cut back their subsidies, according to senior Whitehall sources. The decision to pull back from onshore wind farms comes after more than 100 backbench Conservative…

The Met Office COPing response

Willis Eschenbach notes that the COP predictions from the Met Office, which I highlighted here, are all over the road. He writes: In the most recent one, they didn’t make a prediction, but they included the historical record, so let me start with that: I’ve put rulers on it so we can read the happenings.…