Democrats find 'green' political convention tough to enforce

Idling limos and SUV’s waiting for delegates (Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET News) From CNET News by Declan McCullagh DENVER–The Democratic Party has boasted that its convention here will be “the most environmentally-sustainable” gathering in the party’s history, complete with a director of sustainability, low-power lighting in some areas, and calculations of carbon footprints. Some of the…

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Fill your gas tank – now

While it is far from certain yet how strongly these storms will develop and where they will go, production platforms are already shutting down in some parts of the Gulf of Mexico in anticipation of the storm Gustav. Here is the latest satellite image and track overlay from my meteorological business, IntelliWeather: Click for Hi…

Help survey a weather station this Labor Day weekend

As many of you know, I also operate www.surfacestations.org with the goal of completing the survey of all 1221 USHCN climate stations of record in the continental United States. Doing so, we’ve uncovered some very interesting siting and quality control anomalies such as the one below: That photo above is the USHCN Station for Saint…

Global Warming Creates Crabgrass Menace

This UC Irvine study with heat lamps on grass plots seems to be almost at a science fair level. Here’s the relevant quotes from the abstract and conclusion: Our results suggest that an increase in temperature caused by climate change as well as the urban heat island effect may result in increases in N2O emissions…

Hanna Montana Gets In the Act

From the Business & Media Institute Disney’s New Hannah Montana Album Features ‘Global Warming Anthem’ Teen pop star sings ‘Wake Up America,’ warns the ‘earth is calling out,’ but admits she doesn’t know ‘what all this means.’ By Jeff Poor 8/26/2008 4:57:38 PM Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama’s two daughters, Malia, 9, and Sasha,…

The Flip Side of Cooler Weather

While we’ve had a number of unusual and anecdotal cold snaps in late summer in the northern latitudes, there are also warm events too. It will be interesting to see how this event is reported by newspapers and other media in the Bay Area. Perhaps we’ll get a firsthand report from Mosher. To watch the…