Daily Archives: June 16, 2014

Dual tornadoes on the ground in Nebraska

Stunning photo of dual tornadoes within a mile of each other on June 16th, 2014 Photo taken by stormchaser Matt Coker. Click image for full size. About these ads

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Posted in tornadoes, Weather | 51 Comments

$260 / ton for carbon – the price of salvation

Lord Stern: Models ‘grossly underestimate’ costs of global warming Submitted by Eric Worrall Lord Stern, the British Academic who prepared the “Stern Review” on global warming for Prime Minister Tony Blair, has just claimed a carbon price of up to … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon credits | 77 Comments

Wind turbine payback period claimed to be within 8 months

From Inderscience Publishers , something sure to make greens go “See, I told you!”, except for that little fatal mistake at the end. Read on. Wind turbine payback US researchers have carried out an environmental lifecycle assessment of 2-megawatt wind … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, wind power | 300 Comments

Claim: ‘Arctic amplification’ has actually reduced the risk of cold extremes in the Northern Hemisphere

From the University of Exeter Arctic warming linked to fewer European and US cold weather extremes, new study shows Climate change is unlikely to lead to more days of extreme cold, similar to those that gripped the USA in a … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Cold wave, extreme weather, Weather | 52 Comments

Another example of ‘team science’ suppression

Over the past decade, we have seen many examples of what would be categorized as” team science” when it comes to suppressing ideas that are considered inconvenient or contrary to belief systems in climate science. Over at the blog Bishop … Continue reading

Posted in censorship, Climate ugliness, Paleoclimatology | 109 Comments

Mining proxies for the Southern Annular Mode

Steve McIntyre writes about what he considers another “completely worthless” exercise in statistical data mining, writing: =============================================================== In today’s post, I will look at a new Naturemag climate reconstruction claiming unprecedentedness (h/t Bishop Hill): “Evolution of the Southern Annular Mode … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology, Proxies | 29 Comments

Nature abhors a positive feedback

Negative Feedback Prevents Harmful Temperatures from Carbon Dioxide Guest essay by Bryce Johnson The purpose of the article is to contribute to refuting the false alarm that has been generated worldwide about excess global warming caused by atmospheric carbon dioxide, … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, feedbacks | 113 Comments