Tag Archives: Russia

AGU Fall meeting: The Chelyabinsk, Russia, meteor

The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor was the largest since the 1908 Tunguska event. The airburst from the meteor on February 15, 2013, injured more than a thousand people and damaged thousands of buildings. It marks the first time scientists can study in detail … Continue reading

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U.N. World Meteorological Organization report pans the idea that severe weather and severe weather deaths can be linked to climate change

They say more complete datasets are needed. They also fail to mention “the pause” of global temperature during the decade of study, using only bar graphs to illustrate temperatures instead of trend lines, while at the same time state that … Continue reading

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Russian Scientists say period of global cooling ahead due to changes in the sun

From Radio Voice of Russia: Russia’s Pulkovo Observatory: “we could be in for a cooling period that lasts 200-250 years” Scientists at Russia’s famous Pulkovo Observatory are convinced that the world is in for a period of global cooling. Graph … Continue reading

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Heaviest Snowfall in a Century Hits Moscow – WWF has logic fail

UPDATE: See a new related story here. From the Moscow Times By Roland Oliphant The heaviest snowfall in a century brought Moscow and the surrounding region to a near standstill and left hundreds of people without power, officials said Tuesday. And with snowfall set to continue at least until … Continue reading

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Here we go again: row, row, row, your boat – Arctic edition

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I must admit, being an oceanic adventurer myself, I do love to read about outrageous voyages. The feats of Shackleton in the Endurance stir my blood. I’ve stood on the deck of the Gjoa, the … Continue reading

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In the Oil game, Russia has the longest suit to play

Guest post by David Archibald Logistic decline plots may be misleading when the production profile has been affected by political events. Nevertheless, Figure 1 shows a logistic decline plot for Russia’s conventional production. The result is in line with Russian … Continue reading

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A really, really, REALLY bad idea – Giving the Internet to the U.N.

Via Junkscience.com, comes this worrisome editorial from the Washington Times. The new world order invades your computer Imagine if everything you did online was subject to monitoring and control by the United Nations. Powerful authoritarian states, including China and Russia, … Continue reading

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Another paper shows that the Russian heatwave of 2010 was due to natural variability

Despite the repeated efforts of paid propagandists like Joe Romm (Center for American Progress) to try to make this event about global warming, by parroting faulty science from James Hansen, it simply isn’t true.  Hansen’s paper isn’t even peer reviewed, … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Climate Hysteria Threatens Global Carbon War

By Dr. Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation Russia is considering limits on European flights over Siberia as countries approve possible retaliatory measures against the European Union’s move to force airlines to pay for carbon emissions. “We intend … Continue reading

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Phobos-Grunt demise shows BBC’s (and Daily Mail’s) bad science tendency

OK, The “Grunt heard round the world” is no more, apparently burning up over the Pacific. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the probe and what fragments made it through the atmosphere fell about 775 miles west of Wellington Island. In looking … Continue reading

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Oh noes! Doomsday clock 1 minute closer to midnight thanks to global warming, other concerns

From the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, where worry about climate change gets equal time alongside their original mission; nuclear holocaust, apparently they haven’t noticed that the Fukashima incident is over and no lives were lost and that there been … Continue reading

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UCAR on Blocking Highs, heat waves, and modeling limits

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. writes: Candid Admission By UCAR – “Blocking The Way – Predicting The Atmospheric Detours That Lead To Weather Troubles” There was an interesting article in the Fall issue of the UCAR Magazine titled by Bob Henson titled Blocking The … Continue reading

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Rahmstorf’s new heat wave cherry twisty

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. says exactly what I thought: this new paper from Rahmstorf is untrustworthy. He writes: Here is another good example why I have come to view parts of the climate science research enterprise with a considerable degree … Continue reading

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For you military history buffs – bad karma das boot

Since I spent so much time working with Google Earth for the surfacestations project, I decided to create a blog for fun, where I can practice my sleuthing skills using that great tool. I find aerial photo recon quite fun.

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