From Rio + 20: The future we dread

From CFACT Marked-up draft of UN Rio+20 agenda reveals shocking “sustainability” wish list. An American family of four could owe the UN $1,325 per year. The United Nations plans to make its Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference “the most significant environmental conference in history.” A draft planning and agenda document, “The Future We Want,” marked-up by…

Observations on TOA Forcing vs Temperature

I recently wrote three posts (first, second, and third), regarding climate sensitivity. I wanted to compare my results to another dataset. Continued digging has led me to the CERES monthly global albedo dataset from the Terra satellite. It’s an outstanding set, in that it contains downwelling solar (shortwave) radiation (DSR), upwelling solar radiation (USR), and most…

Siberian smoke tracked to North America

I wonder how much of the EPA’s perceived air pollution problems in the USA actually originate elsewhere? From NASA: Satellite Sees Smoke from Siberian Fires Reach the U.S. Coast Fires burning in Siberia recently sent smoke across the Pacific Ocean and into the U.S. and Canada. Images of data taken by the nation’s newest Earth-observing…

UNFCCC wants ‘immunity’ from prosecution prior to Rio+20

Oh, this can’t be good. Dr. Tim Ball writes in with: “What is going on here? It suggests they are feeling pressure for liability for their activities?” From Fox News: U.N. Climate Organization Wants Immunities Against Charges of Conflict of Interest, Exceeding Mandate, Among Others The organization responsible for managing a global cap-and-trade system worth…