Daily Archives: February 4, 2013

A note to the University of Alberta – timing is everything

From the apparently out of touch with reality University of Alberta , comes this poorly timed headline that made me laugh out loud when I read it, because of this other polar bear story today in which it demonstrates polar … Continue reading

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A New Kind Of Rain

By Paul Homewood Verity Jones, over at Digging in the Clay, reminds me of an interview with Lord Smith, the politician formerly known as Chris Smith, in the Sunday Telegraph. According to Smith, a former Environment Secretary and now head … Continue reading

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The French surrender to Astronomers – my town likely to be next

Now enviro-policy to “end light pollution” has France on track to look like North Korea at night: From The Guardian: Lights out – France to force shops and offices to go dark overnight French light pollution law is expected to … Continue reading

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Bombshell: IPCC chairman takes money from WWF

Oh dear,  oh dear.  Donna Laframboise writes:

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The Revkin-Gavin debate on lower climate sensitivity

Lower climate sensitivity is getting some mainstream discussion. Last week at WUWT, we had this story: BREAKING: an encouraging admission of lower climate sensitivity by a ‘hockey team’ scientist, along with new problems for the IPCC which is now the … Continue reading

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NPR finally gets it – does this signal an end to the polar bear as poster bear for global warming?

From NPR: The Inconvenient Truth About Polar Bears In 2008, reports of polar bears’ inevitable march toward extinction gripped headlines. Stories of thinning Arctic ice and even polar bear cannibalism combined to make these predators into a powerful symbol in … Continue reading

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The yearly lukewarm report

UPDATE: Andrew Revkin has a similar story today, see below. Robert Bradley, who runs Master Resource, a blog about energy and climate, gave me unsolicited permission to reprint this article to increase its reach, and I’m happy to do so. … Continue reading

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Here there be Dragons

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was reflecting tonight about emergent phenomena, and how one thing about emergent phenomena is their unpredictability. I’m in the process of writing up a post on emergent phenomena in climate, so they’ve been on … Continue reading

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New paper by Richard Tol – Targets for global climate policy: An Overview

I thought this paper was interesting, and it was (as part of a Twitter exchange) sent to me by request (thanks to Both Richard Tol and Bjørn Lomborg). I found figure 8 (shown below as part of the preview on … Continue reading

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