Monthly Archives: September 2012

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

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Shrinking Nemo – global warming to make fish smaller

From the University of British Columbia , a fish story inspired by a model: Fish getting smaller as the oceans warm: UBC research Changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish, according to a new study led … Continue reading

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Who is Scared of Warmth and Moisture?

By Viv Forbes A scheming cabal of green bureaucrats, academics and corporate speculators is trying to scare us into a mess of energy taxes, subsidies and rationing in order to combat what they call “catastrophic man-made global warming”. Climate alarmists … Continue reading

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‘Skeptical Science’, Shouting, and Joe Romm’s integrity – a test

Over at Climate Progress, the alarmist organ of the Center for American Progress, Joe Romm is fond of citing an offhand remark from this WUWT story as “proof” of my alleged evilness. “Scientists” Pull a Snow Job on Reporters in … Continue reading

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Renewables costing Maine money, jobs

Too many Taminos in Maine? New Study Finds RPS Standards Hurting Maine’s EconomyGovernor LePage advocates for reforms in Maine’s energy lawsAUGUSTA – Today, Governor Paul LePage released the following statement in regards to the study, The Economic Impact of Maine’s … Continue reading

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The tropical storm that just won’t die comes to life again

I’ll bet the next AGW claim we’ll see will be “tropical storms last longer”. NASA Sees Stubborn Nadine Intensify into a Hurricane Again Infrared data from NASA’s Aqua satellite today, Sept. 28, revealed strong convection and thunderstorms have built up … Continue reading

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According to NOAA data, all time Antarctic sea ice extent record was set on Sept 22nd, 2012

At the blog “sunshine hours” it seems the Antarctic has set a new record. He writes: As you may know, I have been using Cryosphere’s Antarctic Sea Ice Area data to show the record levels of Antarctic Sea Ice. But I … Continue reading

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Greek Electricity System Faces Collapse

From the GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser New Solar Installations Banned Greece, aiming to stave off a fresh energy crisis, plans to support its main electricity market operator through a temporary tax on renewable power producers and by extending an … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – Consensus

It seems disdain for “consensus” as we know it is nothing new:

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NASA discovers “an Amazon (phytoplankton) rainforest in the middle of the Mojave Desert” – Must be caused by AGW!

Guest post by David Middleton NASA Discovers Unprecedented Blooms of Ocean Plant Life… “Part of NASA’s mission is pioneering scientific discovery, and this is like finding the Amazon rainforest in the middle of the Mojave Desert,” said Paula Bontempi, NASA’s … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Arctic, Climate_change, Sea ice | 71 Comments

Al Gore’s ‘drowning polar bear’ source reprimanded

From the Seattle Times – the end game of ‘polarbeargate': Scientist who saw drowned polar bears reprimanded An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has been reprimanded for improper release of government … Continue reading

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The president decides to stick with ‘climatism’

By STEVE GOREHAM In President Obama’s remarks to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, he stated, “… My plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet — because climate change is not a hoax. More … Continue reading

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‘Carmageddon’ in LA makes ‘Carmaheaven’

From the University of California – Los Angeles  and the WUWT Obvious Science Department: ‘Carmaheaven': Closure of 405 in 2011 improved air quality up to 83 percent Take the time to enjoy a deep breath next weekend when the 405 … Continue reading

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Will a new ‘Weather Commission’ be a benefit or a travesty?

This smells like Trenberth’s doings at the behest of Al Gore and his “Dirty Weather” Campaign. If so, then I’m against it, because all this will do is create another bureaucracy loaded with opinionated thinkers sucking up more tax dollars … Continue reading

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Dr. Leif Svalgaard on the New Scientist solar max story

An article in the New Scientist says: But Dr. Leif Svalgaard, one of the worlds leading solar physicists and WUWT’s resident solar expert has this to say:

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More evidence of past water on Mars – an old streambed

From NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, some exciting news of the “picture is worth a thousand words” variety – NASA Rover Finds Old Streambed on Martian Surface PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News, Volume 3 Number 14 – Antarctic Sea ice near record high of 2007

While the Arctic recently set a new record low, lower than that of 2007, the Antarctic is at near record highs similar to that of 2007 according to University of Illinois Cryosphere Today data: Here are the values: 2007.7206 1.1396104 … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky backs down – removes “denier” citation from paper

Jeff Condon writes at the Air Vent: Over the past few weeks I have had several communications with Dr. Lewandowsky regarding his wonderful contribution to science very appropriately titled: MOTIVATED REJECTION OF SCIENCE NASA faked the moon landing|Therefore (Climate) Science … Continue reading

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A new meaning to “WiFi hotspot” – increased CO2 may ruin future WiFi connections

From Tom Nelson: Huffington Post: Carbon dioxide could ruin wifi connections for your kids Climate Change Effects: Things Global Warming Just Might Ruin For Your Kids [Scroll down at the link above: The alleged CO2-induced wifi problem is #26 of … Continue reading

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Roger Pielke Sr. enters Twitland

I figure I’ll help him out by announcing this for him to get him some followers, he has 13 as of this writing.

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Wildest lightning strike I’ve ever seen

Why being in a car during a lightning storm is the safest place to be As watcher of weather, both as as a one-time storm chaser as well as a person who gets sent email about weather of all kinds, … Continue reading

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Surprise: glaciers in Montana retreated up to 6 times faster during the 1930’s and 1940’s than today

A new paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews finds that alpine glaciers in Glacier National Park, Montana retreated up to 6 times faster during the 1930’s and 1940’s than over the past 40 years. The “Multi-proxy study of sediment cores … Continue reading

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Modeling the Riddle of the Sun’s Explosive CME’s

DURHAM, N.H. — Four decades of active research and debate by the solar physics community have failed to bring consensus on what drives the sun’s powerful coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that can have profound “space weather” effects on Earth-based power … Continue reading

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New study finds that a Carrington class solar event could cause global cooling of more than 3C

A paper recently published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics finds that “a solar proton event, if it took place in the near future with an intensity similar to that ascribed to the Carrington Event of 1859″. Based on the results … Continue reading

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Got a warming wound? Rub a salt marsh in it.

From the University of Virginia, comes yet another incomplete press release that doesn’t give the name of the paper or the DOI: Salt marsh carbon may play role in slowing climate warming, study shows A warming climate and rising seas … Continue reading

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Yet another survey conducted by John Cook of Skeptical Science ? Watch what happens to requests for the questions

This is odd. I suppose the strategy of Cook and Lewandowsky is to keep polling until you get the answers you want. Who would have thought there would now be a third survey? Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. reports on the … Continue reading

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NASA GISS caught changing past data again – violates Data Quality Act

From American Thinker – NASA’s Rubber Ruler By Randall Hoven A funny thing happened on the way to determining how hot 2012 has been on a global basis: temperatures changed in 1880. We’ve been hearing that 2012 has been the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, NASA GISS | Tagged , | 140 Comments

Hamster wheels and sea ice explained

From the University of Calgary Utoday: Melting Arctic ice cap at record low – By Heath McCoy Think of a poor hamster on a spinning wheel, caught up by momentum and unable to stop until it’s overwhelmed, sent tumbling, crashing out … Continue reading

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Skeptical Science gets Romm-Bombed

Reposted from Popular Technology with permission Skeptical Science: Too Inaccurate for Joe Romm In March of 2012, the climate alarmist website Skeptical Science had their forums “hacked” and the contents posted online. In these it was revealed that Skeptical Science … Continue reading

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Dear Al, watch the skies

From Al Gore’s Climate Reality project today: ============================================================= Dear Friend, In case you missed our big announcement Sunday, I wanted to share some exciting news: Our second annual 24 Hours of Reality event, 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s ‘dirty weather’ timing is impeccable – NOAA just released data showing 2012 tornado count dropping like a house in Oz

From NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Facebook page, a silver lining to the heat wave/drought of 2012: Check out these 2012 numbers from NOAA SPC, showing only 757 confirmed tornadoes as of September 21. That compares to an annual average … Continue reading

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Remember the panic over methane seeping out of the Arctic seabed in 2009? Never mind.

Remember this BBC story? Turns out it is another one for the Climate FAIL file. All sorts of wailing came from that by climate alarmists. The New Scientist claimed there were megatonnes of methane bubbling out at that time. It … Continue reading

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Tisdale: How Much of an Impact Does the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation Have on Arctic Sea Ice Extent?

Last week I asked Bob Tisdale to take a hard look at potential correlations between the AMO and Arctic sea ice extent, and he rose to the challenge – Anthony Guest post by Bob Tisdale This post presents reference graphs … Continue reading

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NASA on Arctic sea ice record low – storm ‘wreaked havoc on the Arctic sea ice cover’

NASA finally admits it Arctic cyclone in August ‘broke up’ and ‘wreaked havoc’ on sea ice — Reuters reports Arctic storm played ‘key role’ in this season’s sea ice reduction. ‘The cyclone remained stalled over the arctic for several days…pushing … Continue reading

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Weekly Weather and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “To single out one variable, namely radiation through the atmosphere and the associated ‘greenhouse effect,’ as being the primary driving force of atmospheric … Continue reading

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