Daily Archives: May 8, 2013

Is John Cook planning to use systematically biased “correct” survey answers to make unbiased skeptics look biased?

Guest post by Alec Rawls After finalizing a long post on John Cook’s crowd-sourced consensus-rating survey  (to be titled “I take Cook’s survey so you don’t have to”), I submitted my completed survey to Cook’s website and received an automated … Continue reading

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Long Term Tornado Trends

By Paul Homewood It seems that tornadoes, or the lack of them, are back in the news at the moment.  American Meteorological Society President, Dr Marshall Shepherd, seems to think it is unfair to mention low tornado numbers, saying it … Continue reading

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The curious case of rising CO2 and falling temperatures

Guest essay by Tony Brown Some readers might recall my recent article ‘The Long Slow Thaw?’ In this I reconstructed Central England temperature to 1538 from its current instrumental date of 1659. I was surprised by two notable periods of … Continue reading

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The effectiveness of CO2 as a greenhouse gas becomes ever more marginal with greater concentration

The political target of limiting the effect of Man-made global warming to only +2⁰C can never be attained. Guest essay by Ed Hoskins According to well understood physical parameters, the effectiveness of CO2 as a greenhouse gas diminishes logarithmically with … Continue reading

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Global warming and the Titanic II – on an epic collision course?

People send me stuff. This morning I got a note about a new study that says: Over the past decade, ice-loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has been accelerating, raising concerns about runaway losses and consequent sea-level rise. But research … Continue reading

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Michael Mann – the ‘accidental’ warmist

With each passing day, Dr. Mann’s Q score becomes stranger and stranger. Mark Steyn (whom Dr. Mann is suing for libel) observes an emergent phenomenon – Mann’s accidental emergence into the public stage in a post facto sort of way. … Continue reading

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NewsBytes – EU-Turn: Europe May Roll Back Costly Green Agenda

From The GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser Will Shale Revolution Trigger A New World Order? EU leaders will grapple with controversial issues including shale gas development and climate change mitigation at an energy summit on 22 May, documents obtained by … Continue reading

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Note to weepy Bill McKibben – blocking Keystone XL gets you about 0.00001°C/yr.

Keystone XL Pipeline: Examination of Scientific and Environmental Issues By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger May 7, 2013 Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Subcommittee on the Environment I am Paul … Continue reading

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NASA to fly ‘green’ rockets

I have to wonder if this is a good idea, what with so many other green ventures not living up to expectations, this might actually end up getting people killed if it isn’t fully tested before making it into the … Continue reading

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Update on the 50 to 1 skeptic documentary video project

Topher Fields talks about some of the issues raised in this WUWT thread, as well as announcing a new participant. Watch this video: 

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