Category Archives: Current News

Honda being sued in small claims court by woman they ignored over hybrid gas-electric mileage claim

This is novel. A woman who is upset with Honda over lack of promised gas mileage on her HondaCivic Hybrid. It seems as the battery aged, the mileage went from the EPA sanctioned 51mpg highway sticker value to about 30. … Continue reading

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Thought Provoking words for the BBC and the Guardian – from a Podcast by the BBC’s Michael Buerk

Guest Post by Barry Woods The respected BBC journalist, Michael Buerk has a short podcast entitled Michael Buerk on the Climate Summit at a new blog that I have just come across called The Fifth Column. It has some thought-provoking and challenging concerns for … Continue reading

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Coke’s WWF cash machine

White Coke Cans Fund Polar Bear Myths Guest post by by Paul Chesser For years Coca-Cola has given millions of dollars to eco-extreme group World Wildlife Fund, whose alarmism and perpetration of falsehoods are unmatched among its cohorts in climate … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – TV news accidentally parodies the “occupiers”

From TVSpy: KGW, the NBC-affiliate in Portland, is under fire after accidentally airing a graphic listing numbers of “stinky people” and “angry people” at Occupy Portland. The graphic (pictured below) aired briefly, for less than a second, in the middle … Continue reading

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Occupy London: “Righteous” until it gets too cold – IR camera reveals they leave to a warm bed at night

This is Hilarious. When the going gets tough, the occupiers get going! Wild eyed climate svengali Bill McKibben claims the “atmosphere is occupied”, and that’s why we have global warming. Only one problem, when the atmosphere gets too cold, people … Continue reading

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The Birds, now occupying near you

I wonder if the Hitchcock estate and/or the current copyright holder might want a piece of this action? The whole green movement has gone occupy crazy lately, which I suppose is a reflection of the failure of the movement as … Continue reading

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Monday Mirthiness – a cancel-a-thon in the making

I read Paul Krugman’s column once in awhile, and I always come away feeling abused. Yesterday when I read his column, my first thought was that “if I had a subscription, I’d cancel it”. Apparently I wasn’t the only one. … Continue reading

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Solyndra Solar raided by FBI

I guess the feds want to know where that $535 million dollar “green jobs” DOE loan went. Via Andrew Breitbart and from NBC Bay Area News: FBI agents armed with search warrants descended this morning on bankrupt solar company Solynrda … Continue reading

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Denied: California Green School’s charter revoked

This is a story about a charter school in my town of Chico, CA that had its charter revoked last night by the school board. I used to serve on that board, and I would have voted to pull the … Continue reading

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Quantifying the Fukushima reactor leak with atmospheric Sulfur Dioxide

From the University of California – San Diego  via Eurekalert First quantitative measure of radiation leaked from Fukushima reactor Observations of radioactive sulfur that formed when seawater was used to cool reactors and spent fuel ponds reveal the amount of … Continue reading

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Old prediction may fit the present pattern

Jo Nova writes: Prediction: Warming trend until year 2000, then very cold. Visit Steven Goddard’s blog to read the full news story. Their work fits in reasonably well with the Syun Akasofu graph posted here for the world to see:

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The folly of linking tornado outbreaks to “climate change”

In times of tragedy, there always seems to be hucksters about trying to use that tragedy to sell a position, a product, or a belief. In ancient times, tragedy was the impetus used to appease the gods and to embrace … Continue reading

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“…it would be a mistake to blame climate change for a seeming increase in tornadoes”

I was very encouraged by this part of the story:

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Olympic sized climate control pie in the sky

From Slashdot.org “In anticipation of extreme heat during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, scientists and engineers at Qatar University have developed a solar-powered gas-filled cloud that will shade spectators and athletes from the intense sun. The $500,000 artificial clouds … Continue reading

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The negligent promotion of nuclear panic

It pains me to see large parts of the media still hyperventilating over the very modest amounts of radioactive material coming from the Fukushima Daiichi plant on the east coast of Japan. Nothing has been made more plain that most … Continue reading

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Someone is wrong in the MSM about radiation

Almost anyone who has spent any time on the internet in blogs or chat rooms has run into this famous cartoon from XKCD: Well now, the cartoonist has taken on a new subject – showing how wrong some the MSM … Continue reading

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Good news from Japan: Situation ‘fairly stable’, says IAEA

IAEA= International Atomic Energy Agency – update here Story below from the Register: The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear powerplant in Japan, badly damaged during the extremely severe earthquake and tsunami there a week ago, continues to stabilise. It … Continue reading

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Nuke Tsunami Makes Clean Coal Look Better

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein The recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami, which shut down several reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex in northeastern Japan, followed by a failure of the backup cooling systems that resulted in hydrogen gas explosions and … Continue reading

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In light of radiation fears, I offer this repost

Going bananas over radiation With all the worries over radiation leaks from Japan, and hoarding of Potassium Iodide tablets, I thought it valuable to repost a link to this story from last month which was very popular.

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NCDC’s Dr. Tom Peterson responds

After I published this story: NCDC’s Dr. Thomas Peterson: “It’s a knife fight” I wrote to Dr. Peterson to advise him that he had WUWT available to him for rebuttal should he wish. Here is his response verbatim. – Anthony ============================================================ … Continue reading

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December cold – unprecedented?

BBC news has reported that 40,000 homes are still without water in Northern Ireland after the recent spell of freezing temperatures. Many have been without water for more than 10 days, and reservoirs are being drained due to an unprecedented … Continue reading

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T. Boone Pickens Abandons U.S. wind power

From Slashdot: In 2008, billionaire T. Boone Pickens unveiled his ‘Pickens Plan’ on national TV, which calls for America to end its dependence on foreign oil by increasing use of wind power and natural gas. Over the next two years, … Continue reading

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Early Christmas gift from Lisa Jackson: power plant greenhouse gas limits

EPA Agrees to Limit Emissions From Power Plants, Refineries From the NY Times:  the headline would make it sound like there was some sort of debate going on inside the EPA… First paragraph:  “Threatened with lawsuits from environmental groups, the … Continue reading

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Inconvenient eco bags – now with lead

From the New York Times: Even Reusable Bags Carry Environmental Risk By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM They dangle from the arms of many New Yorkers, a nearly ubiquitous emblem of empathy with the environment: synthetic, reusable grocery bags, another must-have accessory … Continue reading

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President Vaclav Klaus: Climate Control or Freedom?

Guest post by John A. Last night in London, I had the privilege to listen to and meet the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus at a meeting of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. (I even got to practice … Continue reading

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UM report labels Discovery Channel incident “politically inspired terrorism”

Via Press release (Eurekalert) Report from START: Discovery Networks Hostage-Taking a Rare Terror Event U.S. Violent Terror Rarely Against Media, Capital; Rare for Environmentalists COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A new report by terrorism researchers at the University of Maryland concludes … Continue reading

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Fires around Moscow: A Satellite Perspective

From a University of Leicester press release Space scientists at the University of Leicester have released satellite images of vast plumes of smoke emanating from the peat bog fires which are currently sweeping across central and western Russia. Using equipment … Continue reading

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A shift of wind

Where I live on the outskirts of Chico, I have an almost constant supply of wind. I’ve considered a wind turbine as a way of getting closer to being “off-grid” so that I don’t have to pay PG&E the exorbitant … Continue reading

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Heartland Conference Establishes Post-Climategate Consensus

From the American Thinker “New scientific discoveries are casting doubt on how much of the warming of the twentieth century was natural and how much was man-made, and governments around the world are beginning to confront the astronomical cost of … Continue reading

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Scientists unmask ‘Ghost Mountains’ of Antarctica at last

From Newsdesk.org And we thought we knew Earth’s mountains. Nope. Radar imagery Scientists at the International Polar Year conference in Norway this week revealed startling new images of the Gamburtsev Mountain Range of Antarctica, a huge and mysterious “ghost range” buried beneath … Continue reading

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Live Video of BP “Top Kill” Procedure

BP MC252 well gushing oil – environmental disaster video courtesy of British Petroleum Later today, BP is expected to try to reduce the flow of oil from their MC252 well by pumping heavy drilling fluids into the pipe. Throughout the … Continue reading

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The Gulf oil slick from space – NOT

UPDATE: The press release from Goddard Space Flight Center showing sunglints suggesting they are all from the oil slick is wrong. Satellite specialist Dr. Roy Spencer writes in to show me a different MODIS/AQUA image from three days ago that … Continue reading

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The Gulf oil rig explosion – on the scene photos

Regular WUWT commenter Jimmy Haigh, a geologist by trade, sends along a PDF that is a compilation of on the scene photos taken right after the explosion and in the following two days. I’ve converted it to web format. These … Continue reading

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