Daily Archives: February 13, 2013

SOTU: Energy Fabrications, Falsehoods and Fantasies

Guest Post by David Middleton During his State of the Union Address, President Obama had a few things to say about energy snd I have a few replies. Pres. Obama: We buy… less foreign oil than we have in 20 … Continue reading

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Posted in Energy, petroleum, Politics | 125 Comments

Ozone hole in Antarctica shrinks significantly, but not a record low as erroneously reported elsewhere

While this is good news any way you look at it,  I note there are a number of news reports saying that the “Ozone Hole Shrinks to Record Low” which are non thinking media regurgitations from a LiveScience article by … Continue reading

Posted in Antarctic, CFC's, Ozone | Tagged , , , , , | 69 Comments

The war on bugs affects the oceans and CO2 exchange

From Oregon State University A war without end — with Earth’s carbon cycle held in the balance CORVALLIS, Ore. – The greatest battle in Earth’s history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years, isn’t over yet, and … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Oceans | Tagged , , | 29 Comments

Ice loss model verification via satellite observations

European satellite confirms UW numbers: Arctic Ocean is on thin ice By Hannah Hickey (via university of Washington press release) The September 2012 record low in Arctic sea-ice extent was big news, but a missing piece of the puzzle was … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Modeling, Sea ice | Tagged , , , , , | 97 Comments

Keystone XL: NASA’s James Hansen risks arrest…. again

From @connect in my Twitter feed today: I count 39 in this photo, including half bodies at far left. IMHO, 39 angry activists don’t speak for the country. Hansen, seen standing at far left in the grey fedora, keeps coming … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, James Hansen, Politics, Ridiculae | Tagged , , , , | 111 Comments

Preliminary comments on Hausfather et al 2013

There’s a new paper out today, highlighted at RealClimate by Hausfather et al titled Quantifying the Effect of Urbanization on U.S. Historical Climatology Network Temperature Records and published (in press) in JGR Atmospheres. I recommend everyone go have a look … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, UHI, Watts et al 2012 | Tagged , , , | 106 Comments

New bill to limit IPCC funding from USA

Luetkemeyer Seeks to Prohibit Federal Funding for Job-Killing UN Climate Change Initiatives  WASHINGTON, D.C. _ Following last night’s State of the Union Address in which the president pledged to implement a job-killing climate change agenda, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3) … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 36 Comments