G.P. Bear goes to Washington – Part 11

By Bill Steigerwald “Polar Bear Manifesto” U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING With a bang the Senate hearing room’s double-doors suddenly flew open. A SWAT team of 12 Navy SEALs in full riot gear and body armor stormed in, knelt down and aimed their MP5 submachine guns at Grandpa. As the SEALs nodded to each other and took…

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Coal Creek Redux

Guest post by Richard Keen, Ph.D. To paraphrase Led Zeppelin, “It’s been cooling, I ain’t fooing…” December was a chilly month across much of the U.S., and at my site (the NWS co-op station for Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, NW of Denver at an elevation 8950 feet, or 720 millibars, December was the coldest December…

Where Are The Corpses?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Abstract The record of continental (as opposed to island) bird and mammal extinctions in the last five centuries was analyzed to determine if the “species-area” relationship actually works to predict extinctions. Very few continental birds or mammals are recorded as having gone extinct, and none have gone extinct from habitat…

Christopher Monckton of Brenchley replies to readers

Note: I posted this originally early this morning, something happened with wordpress.com hosting (I’m not sure what) and it disappeared, here it is again. – Anthony Christopher Monckton of Brenchley replies to readers I am most grateful to the many kind readers of www.wattsupwiththat.com who have commented on my open letter to the Australian Prime…

The 2009 weblog awards – zilched

Kevin Aylward makes a surprising announcement. Guess I’ll have to settle for “nominee with a boatload of nominations“. Update – The 2009 Weblog Awards are off 4 Jan 2010 It is with a great deal of regret that I must inform everyone that The 2009 Weblog Awards are canceled. Unfortunately the resources required to handle…