Daily Archives: December 26, 2012

Erratic Environment May Be Key to Human Evolution

     Versus      Image Credit: Wikipedia                                 Image Credit: Anne Knock From Live Science: At Olduvai Gorge, where excavations helped to confirm Africa was the cradle of humanity, scientists now find the landscape once fluctuated rapidly, likely guiding early human … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate_change, Environment, Paleoclimatology, Rainfall | Tagged , , , | 62 Comments

Burt Rutan on Innovation

WUWT readers may recall that aviation pioneer Burt Rutan gave an engaged and interesting presentation on WUWT.TV last month. He’s now added to his online presence with a new video lecture. Burt writes today:

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A Cool White Christmas – almost two thirds of the continental USA has snow cover

Where’s that “global warming” when you really want it? ;-) This map from NOAA’s National Snow Analyses page shows the snow depth data:

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Global data doesn’t support Reuters “fracking” Google search trend claim

Tom Nelson pointed this out this morning. ‘Fracking’ overtakes ‘climate change’ in Google searches | The Dickinson Press | Dickinson, North Dakota This year, for the first time, U.S. online searches for the term “fracking” became more popular than “climate … Continue reading

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‘climate’ being teed up for a big comeback this year by Obama administration

People send me stuff. This comes from a Washington insider. Not for attribution but a relative of mine of some seniority at State [Department] indicated to me an understanding within that institution that ‘climate’ was being teed up for a … Continue reading

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Tornadoes at Christmastime – Note to McKibben and Romm – not that uncommon

Before alarmists like Bill McKibben and Joe Romm start caterwauling about the tornadoes in the south yesterday as being a signature of “global warming”, I caution them not to make fools of themselves but instead note this from the National … Continue reading

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Kerry as Secretary of State: Global warming first, world hunger, disease, and nuclear arms second

Guest post by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times With barely a whimper from the media, John Kerry is President Obama’s official nominee for Secretary of State. Mr. Kerry is the senior Senator from Massachusetts, chairman of the … Continue reading

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