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Another climate scare story about New York City; climate models say it will ‘resemble Oklahoma City today’

Usually we are treated to scare stories about sea level rise inundating NYC, this one says its worse than that, by the 21st century, they’ll be like “Okies”. From the CARNEGIE INSTITUTION, and the department of modeled scare-de-jour, comes this claim: End-of-century Manhattan climate index to resemble Oklahoma City today Washington, DC– Climate change caused…

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HadCRUT4 joins the terrestrial temperature tamperers

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley In the carefully-planned build-up to the Paris “climate” conference whose true purpose is to establish an unelected and all-powerful global “governing body” (they’re no longer brazenly calling it a “government” as they did in the failed Copenhagen draft of 2009, but one can imagine what they’re thinking), the three longest-standing…

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New study calculates the speed of ice formation

From Princeton: Researchers at Princeton University have for the first time directly calculated the rate at which water crystallizes into ice in a realistic computer model of water molecules. The simulations, which were carried out on supercomputers, provide insight into the mechanism by which water transitions from a liquid to a crystalline solid. Understanding ice…

This is the Rhone Glacier in June 2014. CREDIT Simon Oberli

Claim: Glaciers melt faster than ever

From the UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH and the “lets ignore some of these other growing glaciers” department The World Glacier Monitoring Service, domiciled at the University of Zurich, has compiled worldwide data on glacier changes for more than 120 years. Together with its National Correspondents in more than 30 countries, the international service just published a…

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Well, if CO2 reduction won’t matter, let’s not worry about it

On the day Obama announces a new plan to curb CO2 emissions, this statement comes along… These changes would linger even if the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration were to be restored to pre-industrial levels at some point in the future From the Carnegie Institution: Washington, DC–Continuing current carbon dioxide (CO2) emission trends throughout this century and beyond would leave a…

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New Earthquake Early Warning System to be Deployed by USGS

USGS Awards $4 Million to Support Earthquake Early Warning System in California and Pacific Northwest RESTON, Va.— The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded approximately $4 million this week to four universities – California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, University of Washington and University of Oregon – to support transitioning the “ShakeAlert” earthquake early warning…