Fox News Channel features Climate Depot on Obama’s bypass of Congress on climate regs: Morano: ‘The Obama admin. is being strategically brilliant by doing this behind the scenes. They’re going to achieve everything that cap and trade, and UN treaties and even a carbon tax would achieve through the invisibility of federal regulations’
Oh noes! Apples losing their crunch to global warming
Mike (UK) says: Smithsonian claims:
Climate Change Is Altering the Taste and Texture of Fuji Apples
“If the last Fuji apple you grabbed from your grocery store’s produce section was mealier and less flavorful than the Fujis you remember from childhood, you’re not alone. Your memory isn’t at fault, and it’s not as though you’re particularly bad at picking apples, either.”
“To see if climate change might have played a role, they analyzed the long-term climate trends in the two regions of Japan where the apples were grown (Nagano and Aomori prefectures), and found that during the 40-year period, temperatures had gradually risen by a total of about 2°C in each location. Records also indicated that, over time, the date on which apple trees in the two regions began to flower steadily crept earlier, by one or two days per decade. ”
Nothing escapes the clutches of climate change!
But warming makes more lobster…
A benefit from warmer coastal waters.
“As of August, the average 4 oz. lobster tail cost $13.25, according to Urner Barry. That still costs more than 2 pounds of shrimp, but it’s the lowest price in 11 years, as warmer water and fewer predators have led to an abundant supply of lobsters.”
h/t to Roger Sowell
Robert of Ottawa says:
I was just posting on Judith Curry’s site and I had two points well expressed and want to share them here. Effectively, they say why climate models are not real and why atmospheric feedback cannot be positive,
2) Computer models are not evidence, nor data. Computer models regurgitate the assumptions encoded.
5) For me, ultimately, as an engineer, if there was positive feedback in atmospheric dynamics, we would all have been fried, or frozen, several billion years ago. We are here, Therefore there is NO positive feedback.
Adding a further point now to this post, when accuracy of earlier temperature measurements, from say 100, 200 or 300 years ago cannot be 0.1C, then to express them as such by the arcane art of averaging introduces false precision. I’m sure you will find info on this at numberwatch.com, or if you google it. After all, that number should be 0.1C +/- 1C, so the precision is meaningless and false.
FerdinandAkin says: Global Warming now causes Sea Level to fall!
(I read in on the internet, it must be true)
Australian floods lowered worldwide sea levels
Research Letters attributes a lot of the surprising sea-level decline to antipodean deluges — record-breaking rainfall that was linked to climate change.
An article in PLOS ONE (open access) titled “Environmental roots of the Late Bronze Age crisis” using carbon dated pollen analysis on Cyprus and coastal Syria, details the 300 year drought from 3200 years ago that ended the Minoan warming.
This climate shift caused crop failures, dearth and famine, which precipitated or hastened socio-economic crises and forced regional human migrations at the end of the LBA in the Eastern Mediterranean and southwest Asia.
Cause unknown but not industrialisation. h/t to Keith Minto
This video is getting warmists all hot and bothered.
…we are at the front end of something new and distinct. If you ask people if we’re seeing more extreme weather events more often, they say yes.
Bill McKibben makes the argument to me that, basically, you have to worry less about persuading people, because what’s going to happen is the climate is going to do that for you.
Revkin: “I don’t see evidence to back your assertion that the following point is firmly established: “2. Global temperature rise of 2 degree Celsius or more is likely to trigger severe, irreversible effects…”"
Also (this is important because this determines the pace of response) I don’t see evidence to back your assertion that the following point is firmly established: “2. Global temperature rise of 2 degree Celsius or more is likely to trigger severe, irreversible effects…”
h/t to Tom Nelson