Tag Archives: Japan

Is Greenpeace facing its Warsawgrad?

Guest opinion by Fred F. Mueller In large-scale wars, there are sometimes prolonged periods of fierce clashes with neither side being able to place the decisive blow that will ultimately tilt the balance in its favor. Then all of a … Continue reading

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United Nations climate conference tells business: support us on climate change

By Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times Business must lobby governments to fight climate change, according to the United Nations. On November 14th as part of the current Warsaw climate conference, the UN issued a new report titled, … Continue reading

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At last, a Plan B to stop global warming

Bjørn Lomborg writes on hisFacebook page about this story on WUWT: Newsbytes: Japan Stuns UN Climate Summit By Ditching CO2 Target The last twenty years of international climate negotiations have achieved almost nothing and have done so at enormous economic … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Japan Stuns UN Climate Summit By Ditching CO2 Target

From Dr. Benny Peiser of the GWPF Rich Nations Block Push To Count Past CO2 Emissions At UN Climate Summit Japan set a new target for greenhouse gas emissions that critics say will set back United Nations talks for a … Continue reading

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Japan’s ‘Cool Hand Luke’ moment for surface temperature

At NASA’s Climate 365, there is an interesting story posted with this statement and a graph: Some say scientists can’t agree on Earth’s temperature changes Each year, four international science institutions compile temperature data from thousands of stations around the … Continue reading

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New paleo calibration series done – enables more accurate calibration of radiocarbon datings

From the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres A sharper look into the past for archaeology and climate research Annual strata in the Japanese Lake Suigetsu enable a more accurate calibration of radiocarbon datings By using a new series of … Continue reading

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Mann’s ‘hockey stick’ claims of the MWP and LIA being local were refuted years before it was published

Pierre Gosselin at NoTricksZone reports: Geologist Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt found a Japanese tree-ring temperature reconstruction from 1995, one that should have been heeded by the IPCC and Michael Mann before they took the world on a 10-year joyride … Continue reading

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Why, yes, linking climate change to Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes DOES seem “to be bordering on the insane”

Don’t worry, this guy is just trying to sell a book conveniently located on the left sidebar of the Guardian. I hear there’s a two for one special with Chariots of the Gods on Amazon. Get a load of some … Continue reading

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Was the Northeast Passage first navigated in 1660?

If true, it suggests periods of reduced Arctic sea ice during that time that made this feat possible. Reposted from the blog Ecotretas with permission   A graphical comparison between the North East Passage (blue) and an alternative route through … Continue reading

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Interesting presentations from the Nagoya Workshop on the Relationship between Solar Activity and Climate Changes

As the sun goes blank today, just 15 months from the expected Cycle 24 solar maximum, Dr. Leif Svalgaard writes in to advise me of the presentations made in the workshop in Japan in mid January. Dr. Svalgaard was an … Continue reading

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A Japanese Puzzle

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A reader who posts under the name “tokyoboy” sent a link to a very interesting sea level record from the Japanese Meteorological Agency. It covers the period 1906–2010, and when I first saw it I … Continue reading

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Possible earthquake early warning signal discovered

From the AGU: An atmospheric precursor to the recent Japan megaquake Most scientists believe that earthquakes are inherently unpredictable, and reports of various kinds of earthquake precursor signals have been difficult to verify. However, in a new study, Heki reports … Continue reading

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I’ll never be able to eat Kobe beef again

Willis recently wrote about The Long View of Feeding the Planet and all I can say about this idea below is that it is too long wrong. But, this is exactly the sort of thing that some wacky eco-types would see … Continue reading

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New quake, Tsunami warning for Japan

From AP via chicoer.com TOKYO — Japan was rattled by a strong aftershock and tsunami warning Thursday night nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast. The Japan meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for … 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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Climate Craziness of the Week: IPCC’s Pachauri claims 17cm of sea level rise made the Tsunami worse, but let’s check

From this article in The Hindu: (h/t to WUWT reader Adam Gallon) “In the 20th century, sea-level rise was recorded at an average of 17 centimetres. If the sea-level was significantly lower, clearly the same tsunami would have had a … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – note to the media, this 23 year old English teacher from Japan gets it, so stop the hype

From my town newspaper, in the story covering a young English teacher who was just now able to return home after being in Japan during the earthquake. She gets it, why can’t the media?

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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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Live real-time monitoring map of radiation counts in the USA

As many know, I’m a big fan of citizen science. There’s much that can be contributed by the layman that the government often cannot or will not do. Since many people seem to be worried about nuclear fallout from Japan’s … 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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Newsbytes: The Energy No-Fly Zone

From the Global Warming Policy Foundation The world is about to enter a no-fly zone for energy policy, a period where nothing gets off the ground. Here we have a globalized economic system filled with unprecedented energy options, but where … Continue reading

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JPL: Japan Quake May Have Shortened Earth Days, Moved Axis

From NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab: The March 11, magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan may have shortened the length of each Earth day and shifted its axis. But don’t worry-you won’t notice the difference. Using a United States Geological Survey estimate … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Japan’s Tsunami Threatens The Global Warming Movement

From the Global Warming Policy Foundation The nuclear emergency is Japan will be a disaster for global warming activists. For a start, Japan’s own emissions will most likely rise in the medium term, now that so many nuclear plants – one … Continue reading

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Really? You had to ask this question?

Click image for the story. h/t to WUWT reader “Eric”. I’m always amazed at the lack of historical perspective some people have related to natural disasters. It’s doubly amazing when reporters who work in newspapers, who have huge archive resources … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Gas Burning Bright As Nuclear Renaissance Melts Down

From the Global Warming Policy Foundation Throughout the history of Japan, its cities have been destroyed again and again by war, fire and earthquake. After each catastrophe, the Japanese have rebuilt, bigger and better. One hopes and expects that they will … Continue reading

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Nuclear power perspective

By Mike Smith There is no question that the events in Japan are ongoing and serious. That said, I believe a lot of people are being misled by much of the news coverage.  Take a look at these headlines from … Continue reading

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Nuclear meltdown: race to save reactors in Japan

Pick a number, and that reactor is described as being near a meltdown.  The news coverage coming out of Japan is even more confused when American media deciphers it.  Hopefully hard facts come in soon… Meltdown occurred according to Nuclear … Continue reading

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Monster earthquake off of Japanese coast: 8.9, Tsunami strikes, massive damage, thousands of deaths likely

UPDATE:  00:00 PST 3/13/11 Japanese Met Agency has upgraded the magnitude of the quake to 9.0 — up from 8.8, their previous estimate. UPDATE: 14:20 PST 3/11/11 Additional graphs and data added to end of post h/t Eco Tretas UPDATE: 4:05 … Continue reading

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