Daily Archives: January 30, 2013

Understanding the historical probability of drought

While there is wailing and gnashing of teeth over the current midwest drought, We have this interesting piece from the American Society of Agronomy : Droughts can severely limit crop growth, causing yearly losses of around $8 billion in the … Continue reading

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Wikipedia climate fiddler William Connolley is in the news again

Apparently Mr. Connolley has edited 5428 Wikipedia articles, most about climate. Die Kalte Sonne: Unbelievable but true: The Wikipedia umpire on Climate Change was a member of the UK Green Party and openly sympathized with the views of the controversial … Continue reading

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Duplicate science: ‘funding agencies may have awarded millions and possibly billions of dollars to scientists’ for duplicate studies

From the: …comes this press release that makes me wonder why the University of Virginia spent close to a half million dollars trying to keep Dr. Michael Mann’s emails out of an FOIA request and lawsuit by the State attorney … Continue reading

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Oooops! (at least they didn’t name it ‘robust’)

So much for Endurance… From Louise Gray at The Telegraph: Wind turbine collapses in high wind A controversial 115ft wind turbine has collapsed after being hit by heavy winds. The £250,000 tower, which stood as tall as a ten storey … Continue reading

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Hump Day Hilarity – Gore: As American as Apple pie

Josh says: Climate Depot reports on Al Gore’s appearence on the David Letterman show, where Letterman asks: ‘You, Al Gore, Are Doing Business With Country That’s Enabling Your Ultimate Foe of Climate Change’ Al tells David ‘There’s a lot of … Continue reading

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Climate cycles and political alarmism

Dr. Michael Asten writes to alert me of this article in the Australian, with this advice: The overwhelming conclusion ought to be that cycles should be built into at least some of the climate models in order to explore scenarios.  But … Continue reading

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Global Warming: Anthropogenic or Not?

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW FROM DOWN UNDER Professor Robert (Bob) Carter Geologist & environmental scientist Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, who wrote the December AITSE piece “Climate Change: Anthropogenic or Not?”, is an atmospheric scientist and director of the Climate Science Center at … Continue reading

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