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Cooking In New York

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been thinking about the idea of the urban heat island (UHI) as a result of my post on the bogus temperature “record” at Heathrow. The “urban heat island” refers to the fact that cities generally run warmer than the surrounding countryside. This is from some combination of the direct heat…

With these two guys leading, what could possibly go wrong?

From banning supersize drinks to banning supersize storms? Bill Clinton and Bloomberg unveil ‘climate risk’ project NEW YORK—Former President Bill Clinton and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a new climate initiative Monday to help cities measure their risk for severe weather and natural disasters. The hope is to help curb the impact of…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “In God we trust; all others bring data!” Motto of the Apollo space team that included lunar landings. ################################################### Number of the Week: : 130,802 bbls of oil in 2008, 30,453,253 bbls of oil in 2011; 83,744 bbls…

Icy skepticism hits Slashdot

I noted yesterday this story in Slashdot: Canadian Ice Shelves Halve In Six Years The CBC reports on new research that shows thousand-year-old ice shelves (much different than sea ice) are breaking up and have been reduced by half in a region of Canada over the last six years. ‘This summer alone saw the Serson…