Daily Archives: January 2, 2013

Al buys Al

Middle East “Big Oil” funded media outlet buys Al Gore’s CURRENT TV with plans to infiltrate offer the English Al Jazeera channel into American homes –  my Irony Meter pegged. Will it be the “All Al” channel now? Some details…  … Continue reading

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Nominations are open for the 2013 weblog awards

It is that time again, and after winning this two years in a row, can WUWT make it to “Hall of Fame” status by winning it a third year? Hard to say, but if we do, that will put us … Continue reading

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Law of unintended consequences – fuel tax designed to lower air pollution actually creates more air pollution

Another application of the Grecian government formula blows up in their faces. From EuroNews: Smog hits Athens as cash-strapped residents choose fire over fuel Bad news for austerity-stricken Greeks is also proving to be bad news for the environment – … Continue reading

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New paper demonstrates that climate responds to short and long-term changes in solar activity

(Via the Hockey Schtick) A new peer reviewed paper published in The Holocene finds a significant link between solar activity and climate over the past 1000 years. According to the authors: “Our results suggest that the climate responds to both … Continue reading

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Why social media is important in the #climatewars

I noted today that WUWT just passed 6000 followers on Twitter, and 15,000 followers of the blog by email. About the same time, WUWT reached 5000 likes on Facebook. A few years ago, I never much thought social media was … Continue reading

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Report: ‘Forget global warming, Alaska is headed for an ice age’

Alex DeMarban Alaska is going rogue on climate change. Defiant as ever, the state that gave rise to Sarah Palin is bucking the mainstream yet again: While global temperatures surge hotter and the ice-cap crumbles, the nation’s icebox is getting … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – Kyoto Is Dead

Russia Abandons Kyoto Protocol From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF Moscow won’t join the second phase of the Kyoto Protocol, which starts on January 1st 2013. Russia decided to discontinue its participation in the protocol because the world’s major … Continue reading

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The Cost in Human Energy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For a while, I taught a course in human-powered machinery for the Peace Corps. You know, bicycle powered generators, treadle powered pumps, that kind of thing. One of the very rough rules of thumb regarding … Continue reading

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