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Climate Craziness of the Week: White House fence jumper was “concerned that the atmosphere was collapsing” and wanted to alert the president

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary identified the fence-jumper as Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas. According to court documents, he was carrying a folding knife with a 3.5-inch serrated blade. Gonzalez faces federal charges of entering a restricted building while carrying a weapon, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. A U.S.…

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‘The People’s Climate March’ – just another corporate multi-million-dollar fundraiser by 350.org and Avaaz

WUWT reader Policycritic writes in WUWT Tips and Notes: From Counterpunch, WEEKEND EDITION SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2014, How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign—Business as Usual in Manhattan It starts out this way, Anthony, with the author saying that they invoked the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street protests to get people to…

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Laki caused 1783 – could Iceland’s Bardarbunga Volcano trigger another ‘Year Without a Summer’?

Eric Worrall writes: The British and Icelandic MET offices are expressing concern about the possible effect on the climate, of a potentially enormous volcanic eruption in Iceland. According to The Express, a UK daily newspaper; “BRITAIN could freeze in YEARS of super-cold winters and miserable summers if the  erupts, experts have warned. Britain could face…

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Statement from the Open Atmospheric Society on the paper ‘Peak tornado activity is occurring earlier in the heart of “Tornado Alley”‘

From The Open Atmospheric Society http://theoas.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sept 19th, 2014 Statement from the Open Atmospheric Society on the paper ‘Peak tornado activity is occurring earlier in the heart of “Tornado Alley” ‘ (DOI: 10.1002/2014GL061385) The recent paper by Long and Stoy published September 10th, 2014 in Geophysical Research Letters and sent out…

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Open Thread

I’m on travel today, and will be away from email for quite some time (unless the flight has WiFi). I’ll be attending both the Cook and the Mann lecture at University of Bristol, along with a couple of other meetings.  Thanks sincerely to the WUWT readers that made this trip possible. I look forward to…

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Claim: Global shift away from cars saves US$100 trillion, eliminates 1,700 MT of CO2 pollution

From Burness Communications via Eurekalert Urban transportation systems an emerging priority ahead of UN climate and sustainable development meetings NEW YORK (17 September, 2014)—More than $100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending, and 1,700 megatons of annual carbon dioxide (CO2)—a 40 percent reduction of urban passenger transport emissions—could be eliminated by 2050 if the…

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Quote of the week: The link between ‘defending Michael Mann is defending climate science’ seems to have been broken

Mark Steyn writes: [Tuesday] marked a not unimportant court deadline in the upcoming Mann vs Steyn trial of the century, and I wouldn’t want to let it pass without comment. Ever since this tedious suit was launched by Doctor Fraudpants in defense of his global-warming hockey stick, Michael Mann’s supporters have insisted that it’s not,…

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Another benefit of climate change and increased CO2 – trees continue to grow at a faster rate

WUWT readers may recall this WUWT story from 2011: The Earth’s biosphere is booming, data suggests that CO2 is the cause, part 2 Now there is even more evidence. From From Technische Universität München: Study highlights forest growth trends from 1870 to the present- Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate “…scientists are…

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NCSE: Texas schoolbooks should stick to the climate dogma

Story submitted by Eric Worrall | The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has published a critique which expresses deep concerns about the latest McGraw Hill Education, World Cultures & Geography [Teacher Version] (Grade 6) school textbook. According to the critique; “This book has a deeply concerning section comparing the Heartland Institute with the Intergovernmental…

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August 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides an update of the data for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature data—GISS through August 2014 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through July 2014—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS and UAH) through August 2014. Initial Notes: GISS LOTI, and…

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And then they came for The Holocene: New paper suggests “removing the Holocene Epoch from the geologic timescale”

From The Hockey Schtick Is there any limit to the extremes some climate propagandists will go?The Climategate team removed the warm 1940’s “blip”, erased the Medieval Warm Period, Hid the Decline, and tortured temperature & sea level data until it confessed, but a paper published Monday in Earth’s Future could take the cake by suggesting removal of…

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Report – emails reveal ‘collusion’ with green activist groups over EPA climate agenda

NEW REPORT: FOIA’d Emails show outside ‘green’ lobby groups staffed up, collude with Obama EPA, calling rules’ legality into question For Immediate Release:September 15, 2014 | Obama’s EPA in collusion with “green” lobby groups — Report details the conflicts of interest, “unalterably closed minds”, internal activism and influence of outside interest groups on the Obama…

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Where’s our money? Greens accuse billionaire Richard Branson of not fulfilling pledges

Eric Worrall writes: Flamboyant British Billionaire Richard Branson, the man behind Virgin Galactic, the commercial space tourism venture, has been accused by greens of not fulfilling $3 billion of his green funding pledges. According to The Guardian, a prominent Green UK daily newspaper; “Richard Branson has failed to deliver on his much-vaunted pledge to spend…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #149

The Week That Was: 2014-09-13 (September 13, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) WMO – Omits Temperature Trends: In recent years, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued the “WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.” Generally, these are…

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Virginia Sea Level

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Science Magazine is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I’m reading my AAAS Newsletter, and I find the following blurb (emphasis mine): Virginia Panel Releases Coastal Flooding Report. A subpanel of the Secure Commonwealth Panel of Virginia released a report containing several recommendations for dealing with risks…

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NSF says the best way to deal with a warming climate is to evolve with it

Press Release 14-120 How evolutionary principles could help save our world The age of the Anthropocene–the scientific name given to our current geologic age–is dominated by human impacts on our environment. A warming climate. Increased resistance of pathogens and pests. A swelling population. Coping with these modern global challenges requires application of what one might…

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Offshore Wind power: Even Germany Can’t get it Right

Eric Worrall writes: According to Breitbart, Germany’s flagship Bard 1 offshore wind farm has turned into a bottomless money pit, with stakeholders frantically lawyering up, scrambling to pin the blame and ongoing money hemorrhage onto other parties. BARD Offshore 1 is a 400 megawatt (MW) North Sea offshore wind farm encompassing 80 5-megawatt turbines. Construction…

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Stanford publishes a report on the balanced use of fracking

From Stanford University – Stanford-led study assesses the environmental costs and benefits of fracking A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars’ worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity’s grasp. The environmental costs – and benefits – from “fracking,” which…

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Climate Craziness of the week: “We Have Five Years to Stop Building Coal Plants and Gas-Powered Cars”

Written by Stephen Leahy at “motherboard” Here’s the frightening implication of a landmark study on carbon emissions: By 2018, no new cars, homes, schools, factories, or electrical power plants should be built anywhere in the world, ever again, unless they’re either replacements for old ones or carbon neutral. Otherwise greenhouse gas emissions will push global warming past 2˚C of temperature…

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Excuse #52 for ‘the pause’ in global warming – natural climate variability as secular trends

Earlier we added this to the list, now here is the description of the excuse. Basically what they are saying is that natural climate variability has overtaken the posited powerful effects of CO2 on climate. From the EU’s JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE Last decade’s slow-down in global warming enhanced by an unusual climate anomaly: A hiatus…