Monthly Archives: August 2012

Richard Black resigns from the BBC

BBC: Richard Black’s Farewell Let’s hope the reporter who replaces him is more balanced. About these ads

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Recent paper demonstrates relationship between temperature and population density in the UHI of New Delhi

This gives credence to Dr. Roy Spencer’s population adjusted ISH surface temperature data for the USA Impact of population density on the surface temperature and micro-climate of Delhi Javed Mallick1 and Atiqur Rahman2,* 1Department of Civil Engineering, King Khalid University, … Continue reading

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Friday Funny / Quote of the week – the healing rift

I’m sure many WUWT readers on both sides of the AGW debate watched Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech last night. The most memorable line that got a standing ovation was a poke back at Obama’s famous line – “I am absolutely … Continue reading

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An independent constraint on climate sensitivity

Guest post by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Abstract Global CO2 emissions per unit increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration provide an independent constraint on climate sensitivity over the timescale of the available data (1960-2008), suggesting that, in the short term and … Continue reading

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Errors in Estimating Temperatures Using the Average of Tmax and Tmin—Analysis of the USCRN Temperature Stations

Guest post by Lance Wallace Abstract The traditional estimate of temperature at measuring stations has been to average the highest (Tmax) and lowest (Tmin) daily measurements. This leads to error in estimating the true mean temperature. What is the magnitude … Continue reading

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“North American energy independence by 2020″

Guest post by David Middleton GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently released an outline of his plan to achieve “North American energy independence” by 2020. While the white paper (1) is short on specific details, it does contain quite a … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Government idiocy, petroleum, Politics | 139 Comments

Important paper strongly suggests man-made CO2 is not the driver of global warming

Reposted from the Hockey Schtick, as I’m out of time and on the road.- Anthony An important new paper published today in Global and Planetary Change finds that changes in CO2 follow rather than lead global air surface temperature and … Continue reading

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Single dose Malaria cure has high potential

From the University of Cape Town comes some bad news for global warming alarmists, Malaria deaths may soon be a thing of the past and their attempts to link such deaths to global warming will evaporate if this cure holds … Continue reading

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New film: The Boy Who Cried Warming

From the producer: I wanted to reach out and inform you that the film was recently completed and virtually launched on our website, August 24th, 2012. Every Global Warming prediction, has proven to be science fiction. Uncover the truth as … Continue reading

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Hurricane Isaac’s Stats

Don’t Underestimate a Cat. 1 State College, Pa. — 29 August 2012 — AccuWeather.com reports before pummeling Florida and the Gulf Coast of the U.S. with flooding rain, Isaac first became organized more than a thousand miles east of the … Continue reading

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New paper finds deep Arctic Ocean from 50,000 to 11,000 years ago was 1–2°C warmer than modern temperatures

Reposted from the Hockey Schtick A new paper published in Nature Geoscience finds “From about 50,000 to 11,000 years ago, the central Arctic Basin from 1,000 to 2,500 meters deep was … 1–2°C warmer than modern Arctic Intermediate Water.” This finding is particularly surprising … Continue reading

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Follow the warming money

This might make you mad. That’s even more reason to read about it. $1.9 million in environmental justice grants 10th May 2010 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.9 million in environmental justice grants to 76 non-profit organizations … Continue reading

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Josh on Catastrophic reporting

Josh brings attention to this George Monbiot piece today in the Guardian today: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/27/arctic-ice-rich-world-disaster Noting that: Something of an annual event… sea ice alarm.  After reading Monbiot’s essay, the cartoon will make sense:

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Offline

I’m traveling today, so new posts won’t be happening until perhaps the evening. Open thread, moderators please help where you can – Anthony

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Germany’s new “renewable” energy policy

Wind and solar power + soaring electricity prices = outsourced jobs + more coal burning Meanwhile, eco activists demand “sustainable lifestyles” – for other people Guest post by Kelvin Kemm It is amazing how biased the international media is when … Continue reading

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Cool clean coal – just add refrigeration

From the University of Oregon a wacky idea to refrigerate smokestacks. Cooled coal emissions would clean air and lower health and climate-change costs EUGENE, Ore. — (Aug. 27, 2012) — Refrigerating coal-plant emissions would reduce levels of dangerous chemicals that … Continue reading

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Hurricane Isaac tracking

After battling the “dry” tropical air along its route from Haiti, Cuba, Florida, to Louisiana, Isaac has finally become a hurricane with the required 64+ knots 1-minute sustained near-surface winds.  Numerical models finally expressed some certainty on a Louisiana coastal … Continue reading

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How ocean currents affect global climate is a question oceanographer may be close to answering

  From Florida State University: Kevin Speer has a “new paradigm” for describing how the world’s oceans circulate — and with it he may help reshape science’s understanding of the processes by which wind, water, sunlight and other factors interact … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 11, part 2 – other sources show no record low Arctic ice extent

Earlier today in part1, I posted about the new record low claimed by NSIDC: Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 11, part 1 – new Arctic satellite extent record. The number given is 4.1 million square kilometers: That of … Continue reading

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Pielke Sr., Curry, and Singer on the new AMS climate statement

Dr. Roger Pielke Senior has weighed in on the new AMS climate statement: Contradictory Statements By The American Meterological Society – Comments On The New Statement Titled “Climate Change” The American Meteorological Society has released its Statement Climate Change - An Information … Continue reading

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