Daily Archives: July 17, 2012

Crack in the Earth: Greenland glacier loses ice island twice the size of Manhattan

It’s business as usual at the Petermann glacier, doing what a glacier does, calving ice into the sea. We reported on another chunk in 2010, four Manhattans in size. Borrowing from an oft used media ploy, at this rate, it … Continue reading

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Hansen’s Death Trains – now with extra scary ‘coal fallout’

WUWT readers surely remember this: NASA’s Dr. James Hansen once again goes over the top. See his most recent article in the UK Guardian. Some excerpts: “The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains. Coal-fired power plants are … Continue reading

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It was the best of droughts, it was the worst of droughts

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Of course, the media are advancing all kinds of claims about the current drought affecting much of the US, because it is the “worst in fifty years”. They claim that it is clear evidence of … Continue reading

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Another paper refutes the Mann made hockey stick – MWP was ≈1°C warmer than current temperatures

This new paper uses a rather unique proxy; high-resolution samples micromilled from archaeological shells of the European limpet, Patella vulgata. Mr. Limpet would be proud. A paper published this week in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology finds that the Medieval … Continue reading

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New paper blames about half of global warming on weather station data homogenization

From the told ya so department, comes this recently presented paper at the European Geosciences Union meeting. Authors Steirou and Koutsoyiannis, after taking homogenization errors into account find global warming over the past century was only about one-half [0.42°C] of … Continue reading

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Another boost for shale gas – less impact than coal

From the AGU Journal Highlights: Replacing coal with natural gas would reduce warming A debate has raged in the past couple of years as to whether natural gas is better or worse overall than coal and oil from a global … Continue reading

Posted in Coal, Energy, natural gas | Tagged , , , , , , , | 62 Comments