Daily Archives: July 6, 2012

From the IEEE: A Skeptic Looks at Alternative Energy

From the IEEE Spectrum Journal: A Skeptic Looks at Alternative Energy It takes several lifetimes to put a new energy system into place, and wishful thinking can’t speed things along By Vaclav Smil In June 2004 the editor of an … Continue reading

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350.org follows the Mooney directive, but will anyone care?

Hilarity from 350.org, they are following Mooney’s rant: time to act is now right now. I guess they’ll be known as Mooneys now. Expect weepy Bill McKibben to give a melting oratory. July 6, 2012 PHOTO CALL/MEDIA ADVISORY Giant Ice … Continue reading

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The NAO seafood oscillation

Figure 1A, Changes in Jet Streams due to Negative and Positive North Atlantic Oscillation (Source: http://www.climatewatch.noaa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/NAO_Schematic.png) ScientificAmerican Headline: Warming Oceans Means Seafood Menu Changes Guest post by Bob Tisdale ScientificAmerican recently published a post on their ClimateWire titled Warming Oceans Means … Continue reading

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UAH global temperature for June 2012: up slightly

UAH Global Temperature Update for June, 2012: +0.37 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for June (+0.37 °C) was up from May 2012 (+0.29 °C). Click on the image for the super-sized version: … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: The Catastrophe Particle has been discovered

Forget the Higgs Boson, Josh has bigger fish to fry.

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Mannhandled: from data to demonization

Over on Climate Audit, there’s an interesting thread going on about Lonnie Thompson and his wife Ellen, who Steve McIntyre describes as “serial non-archivers” due to their overt refusal to put their ice-core data online is spite of grant rules … Continue reading

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CO2 emissions – China is the big hockey stick in the room

China’s CO2 emission in millions of metric tons from 1980 to 2009: Source, EIA: http://www.eia.gov/countries/img/charts_png/CH_co2con_img.png From Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: Atmospheric scientists release first “bottom-up” estimates of China’s CO2 emissions Estimates capitalize on instrumental measurements of CO2 in … Continue reading

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