Daily Archives: April 24, 2012

Trees do 8 times better in the New York City Urban Heat Island

From the The Earth Institute at Columbia University Do urban ‘heat islands’ hint at trees of future? Common oaks get a boost in New York’s Central Park City streets can be mean, but somewhere near Brooklyn, a tree grows far … Continue reading

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EPA’s E-15 ethanol plan rammed though – won’t work in many cars

The folly of E15 anti-hydrocarbon policies EPA’s E-15 ethanol plan is bad for our pocketbooks, environment and energy policy Guest post by Paul Driessen The Obama Administration’s anti-hydrocarbon ideology and “renewable” energy mythology continues to subsidize crony capitalists and the … Continue reading

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More Ocean-sized Errors in Levitus et al.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Previously, we discussed the errors in Levitus et al here in An Ocean of Overconfidence Unfortunately, the supplemental information for the new Levitus et al. paper has not been published. Fortunately, WUWT regular P. Solar … Continue reading

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Josh on McIntyre’s rebuttal of Mann’s book

As I reported in McIntyre’s rebuttal of Michael Mann’s pants-on-fire book,  Steve McIntyre came out of hiatus yesterday to pen his rebuttal to Mike Mann’s book, seen below. The points Steve made were well, inspiring, to Josh. For example: Instead of … Continue reading

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Tisdale on Polar Amplification

Polar Amplification: Observations versus IPCC Climate Models Guest post by Bob Tisdale We’ve illustrated and discussed polar amplification in a few posts in the past. See here and here. Wikipedia has a short blurb about it: Polar amplification is the greater … Continue reading

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Global Warming: Science or Politics?

Here is a good example of a warmist really wanting to push social control and using global warming as the excuse. Story submitted by John Kehr The Inconvenient Skeptic I will gladly discuss the science of global warming with anyone. … Continue reading

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Michael Mann on “Inside Story”

Tom Nelson points out that Michael Mann’s sabbatical gives him time to take a break from his sober, objective, apolitical, just-the-facts, hard-science-only work to discuss the environmentalist movement on: Seems rather ho-hum until you look up what network “Inside Story” … Continue reading

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Svensmark’s Cosmic Jackpot: “Evidence of nearby supernovae affecting life on Earth”

Note: I’m going to leave this as a sticky “top post” for a day or so. new stories appear below. Nigel Calder asks us to republish this post for maximum exposure. He writes: Today the Royal Astronomical Society in London … Continue reading

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