US Chamber of commerce wants trial on global warming issue. Reader poll inside

Excerpts from  The LA Times story: U.S. Chamber of Commerce seeks trial on global warming By Jim Tankersley August 25, 2009 Reporting from Washington The nation’s largest business lobby wants to put the science of global warming on trial. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, trying to ward off potentially sweeping federal emissions regulations, is pushing…

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Arctic temperature headed below freezing

There’s a couple of indicators that at least for Arctic temperature, the numbers are headed south. First the weather plot from the drifting buoy that is connected with NOAA’s North Pole Cam: After some very brief excursions above freezing, it is now averaging below freezing. See the raw weather data here. The temperatures from the…

Atmospheric Temperature and Carbon Dioxide: Feedback or Equilibrium?

R. Taylor writes in to Tips and Notes to WUWT with this. Anthony: If you shift Vostok temperatures by reasonable time lags, and use reasonable parameters for an equilibrium between temperature and CO2, you get predicted values for CO2 that closely match CO2 measurements in Vostok. Really simple and conclusive, but I don’t think anyone…

NASA powers up for the next UN IPCC

From NASA,  new fossil fuel powered toys for the boys. Related:  “Giant sucking sound” heard in Greenbelt, MD when the switch was thrown. Remember the day you got a brand-new computer? Applications snapped open, processes that once took minutes finished in seconds, and graphics and animation flowed as smoothly as TV video. But several months…

Warming could cause tilt in Earth's axis

As if we didn’t already have enough to worry about…. Earth’s axial tilt (or obliquity) and its relation to the rotation axis and plane of orbit. Image from Wikipedia. Excerpts from the New Scientist Warming oceans could cause Earth’s axis to tilt in the coming century, a new study suggests. The effect was previously thought…