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EPA: $8 million to study “indoor” climate change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – The American EPA has just awarded $8 million to study the impact of climate change on the indoor environment. According to the Washington Times; Forget violent storms, raging wildfires and steamy outdoor temperatures, the Obama administration’s war on climate change is heading indoors this time. The Environmental…

U.S. Geological Survey technician collects elevation data using a real time kinematic GPS at Bandon National Wildlife Refuge.

Location: Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, OR, USA Date Taken: 8/27/2012 Photographer: Katherine Powelson

USGS plays the ‘100 year threat’ game with sea level rise

From the “not a verifiable forecast” department, and the “auxiliary department of funding acquisition worry” comes this headline from USGS today. Some other 100 year headlines follow. Study Shows Sea Level Rise to Threaten West Coast Tidal Wetlands Over the Next 100 Years CORVALLIS, Oregon – The U.S. Geological Survey and Oregon State University released a…

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Another excuse for the pause, Trenberth says ‘Internal climate variability masks climate-warming trends’

From the  AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE and the “if warming can’t overcome Nature, is it really there at all?” department. Amid climate change debates revolving around limited increases in recent global mean surface temperature (GMST) rates, Kevin Trenberth argues that natural climate fluxes – larger than commonly appreciated – can overwhelm background…

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UAH Global Temperature Report: July 2015 – the pause continues

Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.11 C per decade July temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.18 C (about 0.32 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for July. Northern Hemisphere: +0.33 C (about 0.60 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for July. Southern Hemisphere: +0.03 C (about 0.05 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for July. Tropics: +0.48…

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The Trouble with Global Climate Models

Guest essay by Rud Istvan The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group 1 (AR5 WG1) Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) was clear about the associated Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) archive of atmosphere/ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs, hereafter just GCM). CMIP5 results are available via the Royal [Koninklijk] Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI). The SPM said…

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Six climate headlines from 2009 that tell us something important about the run-up to the 2015 Paris climate conference

Same old scare stories, different decade. By Larry Kummer, Editor of the Fabius Maximus website, from which this is reposted. Summary: This is the first in a new regular feature on the FM website showing the best of the propaganda headlines that fill our news. Today we have six headlines telling an important story about…